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Loss of visibility

Here’s the text to the listening from yesterday.


A domestic flight was on final approach to runway 15 at its destination at about 3:35PM. As it descended through 150 feet the visibility began to decrease due to snow.

The crew thought that the visibility was still good enough to continue the landing. The aircraft touched down smoothly with good visibility, but after selecting reverse thrust, some snow began to blow across the runway and the crew lost their visual reference with the lights at the edge of the runway.

The aircraft veered into the snow to the side of the runway and stopped almost immediately. There were some minor injuries, but fortunately, nobody was seriously injured.

There was some minor damage to the fuselage which required maintenance work.

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