KLM Windscreen

KLM Windscreen...

Detailed Description

Abraded windscreen from the Boeing 747 damaged in the December 15, 1989 eruption of Redoubt Volcano. The frosted right side of the glass almost completely obscured the pilots ability to see out; on the left, the clearer, less-abraded side received only glancing blows from ash particles as the plane flew through the ash cloud. This instructive piece of aviation history is housed at the University of Alaska Anchorage in Anchorage.


Image Dimensions: 800 x 531

Date Taken:


U.S. Geological Survey