The Fokker 100 is a medium-sized, twin-turbofan jet airliner from Fokker, the largest such aircraft built by the company before its bankruptcy in 1996. Before the inquiry, boiling water often was used to de-ice planes in freezing conditions, Moshansky said. The report also stated that the aircraft should not have been scheduled to refuel at an airport which did not have proper equipment and that neither training nor manuals had sufficiently warned the pilot of the dangers of ice on the wings. This mixture includes polymerising agents, which make the deicing effect last longer. Mills was also a highly experienced pilot, having accrued more than 10,000 hours of flying time. All 29 aboard, 26 passengers and three crew members, were killed. Of the 51 people on board, 27 were killed, including the captain and a member of the cabin crew.

The fierce post-crash fire resulted in severe damage to both the Cockpit Voice Recorder and the Flight Data Recorder; neither of these units could be read as a result. While on approach for landing, the Embraer EMB 120 Brasilia aircraft crashed nose-down 18 miles (29 km) southwest of Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Airport at 15:54 EST. Moshansky said before the Dryden crash, Transport Canada literature was all but silent about the effects of wing icing and pilots had little training in the area. Ice accretion can affect the external surfaces of an aircraft – in which case it is referred to as airframe icing – or the engine, resulting in carburetor icing, air inlet icing or more generically engine icing. Is there a list of survivors? I am particularly interested in a person born in Costa Rica, but (I beleive)Canadian Citizenship. Dryden Regional Airport,, is located 4.3 nautical miles northeast of Dryden, Ontario, Canada. These phenomena do not necessarily occur together.

Comair Flight 3272 was a Comair flight from Cincinnati to Detroit on Thursday, January 9, 1997. Therefore, the port engine was left running during the stopover in Dryden. Belavia Flight 1834 was a scheduled international passenger flight from Yerevan, Armenia, to Minsk, Belarus, operated by Belavia. Airline instructions were also inconsistent. Of the half-dozen survivors contacted by The Canadian Press, former flight attendant Sonia Hartwick was the only person to respond. The Douglas DC-9 was operated by Continental Airlines and was a scheduled flight to Boise, Idaho. Though air traffic was not heavy at LAX, as Flight 1493 was on final approach the local controller was distracted by a series of abnormalities, including a misplaced flight progress strip and an aircraft that had inadvertently switched off the tower frequency. The pilot therefore did not request to have the wings de-iced; at the time, airline instructions were unclear on this point but the subsequent report was very critical of this decision. A similar accident happened in 1992 when USAir Flight 405 crashed into Flushing Bay on takeoff at LaGuardia Airport, after ice had accumulated on the wings during the taxi. His report showed that competitive pressures caused by commercial deregulation cut into safety standards and that many of the industry's sloppy practices and questionable procedures placed the pilot in a very difficult situation. Return to "Air Ontario Flight 1363" page. Air Florida Flight 90 was a scheduled U.S. domestic passenger flight operated by Air Florida from Washington National Airport to Fort Lauderdale–Hollywood International Airport with an intermediate stopover at Tampa International Airport. This procedure was not then, and is not now, prohibited by Transport Canada. The hot water would clear the wings but then glaze over into a thin layer of invisible ice—a dangerous and potentially deadly combination because it changes the shape of the wing and hampers their ability to lift the plane.