Strong wind sends two planes aloft

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Illustration of a microburst The air moves in a downward motion until it hits ground level. It then spreads outward in all directions. The wind regime in a microburst is opposite to that of a tornado.

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Illustration of a microburst The air moves in a downward motion until it hits ground level. It then spreads outward in all directions. The wind regime in a microburst is opposite to that of a tornado.

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https://youtu.be/b_WmjWAGkLI

According to Wikipedia, a microburst is a “small downdraft that moves in a way opposite of a tornado.” This video shows a microburst causing two small glider two planes to spontaneously take to the air, causing the fellows in the air traffic control tower to use naughty words. I wish I could find out more information about the incident.

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