If you know anything about flying, you will know that planes should not try and take off if their wings are covered in snow or ice.
If your pilot attempts to take off with snow or ice adhering to the wing, they are gambling with your life and the lives of your passengers and crew.
Russia has a poor aviation safety record in Russia and the takeoff of this Russian flight was risky. Even if this video is showing snow but not ice on the wing (it is very hard to tell), it is still not a good idea to take off without removing the snow
It IS possible to do a reasonably safe takeoff with snow or ice adhering to the wing, but your pilot is banking on a number of factors:
A longer takeoff roll.
Reduced performance, which is fine for most situations but if you get an engine failure, the reduced performance of the plane means that it will be harder to get out of a sticky situation, or even remain in the air. De-icing is the only safe option.
De-icing didn’t happen in the below video. Thankfully this plane took off fine, but it must be one of the most dangerous flight videos that I have seen:
Get A Big Discount On Hotels & Flights
Wherever you fly to, for a better deal on Business Class flights or luxury hotels, contact our luxury travel concierge. We offer free upgrades, free breakfasts and free perks at hotels including the Four Seasons, Park Hyatt, Ritz Carlton, InterContinental and more.
Want A Bargain?
Take a look at our luxury travel auctions, one of the best places to pick up a travel bargain for a fraction of its actual price.
Disclosure: Our property, service and product reviews are sponsored by the proprietor or brand being appraised. All opinions remain our own and are in no way influenced by the sponsor.