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01/15/2009 U.S. Airways New York City Accident


NEXRAD Radar data from 3:28 PM (less than 2 minutes after takeoff), shows a reflectivity signature near the flight path of U.S. Airways Flight 1549 just north of LaGuardia Airport.

The Level-II NEXRAD Base Data is available: Download

The NOAA Weather and Climate Toolkit may be used to visualize and export to common formats including GIS and KMZ (Google Earth). Launch the Toolkit with Accident Data

Example KMZ (Google Earth) output is available: Original / Smoothed

Image from the NOAA Weather and Climate Toolkit showing reflectivity signature:

Smoothed Image from the NOAA Weather and Climate Toolkit showing reflectivity signature:

For more information contact: Steve.Ansari@noaa.gov