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Old Dec 16, 14, 3:47 pm
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Originally Posted by venkol View Post
Broken glass sure does sound scary, Lucky they were so close to land when they hit the turbulence. I had the worst turbulence of my life between Iceland and Boston and they glass didn't move. Can't imagine how bad it must have been to make the glass break.

My guess is Ground Control mad a bad call to try to proceed through the storm.
Wrong glass.

Ground Control has no input into dealing with routing or dealing with storm rerouting. At some distance from ground radar, pilots rely on aircraft radar , SIGMETS and PIREPS (pilot reports) when flying far from ground weather radar coverage. ATC is advisory; the Captain is the final authority, and turbulence (especially the clear air variety) isn't always predictable.

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