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I have just seen some documentary about Munich Air Disaster in 1958. I found that the real reason behind this disaster is related to the aircraft performance with the thick snow runway during take off. So could you help me to find some more similar accidents that happens due to the aircraft bad performance, espically in take off or descent/landing ? It's my pleasure to see yours answers. My english writing skill is quite bad so pardon me if I made any mistake ! Thanks for reading !

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  • $\begingroup$ Some on SKYbrary. $\endgroup$
    – mins
    Nov 29 '21 at 18:33
  • $\begingroup$ If you're looking for documentaries, there's an entire TV series called Mayday/Air Disasters. $\endgroup$
    – Therac
    Nov 29 '21 at 22:58
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    $\begingroup$ Are you asking about accidents caused by snow that reduced the aircraft's performance? Your question seems very broad and I'm not sure exactly what you're looking for. $\endgroup$
    – Pondlife
    Nov 29 '21 at 23:48
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The problem in the accident you mentioned was not bad performance of the plane, but the effect the thick snow on the runway had on the plane. Basically a pilot error, or bad info given to the pilot. Pilot in command is responsible for assuring the conditions are such that the plane can be safely operated. PIC either failed to do so, or was given false information about the condition of the runway.

Some search terms that would give you accidents of a similar type are icing, de-ice / de-icing, runway contamination, insufficient performance, adverse weather, downpour, and the most obvious slush and snow storm.

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A couple of useful, searchable, resources are AVHerald and the https://www.ntsb.gov/Pages/AviationQuery.aspx. The problem you'll have is working out a query that will only return the sort of answer you want since accident reports mention take-off and landing, even when they haven't always occurred.

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