Taking off into Wind Shear

From:         Morris B. <mbas@lynx.unm.edu>
Date:         04 Oct 95 22:52:24 
Organization: University of New Mexico, Albuquerque
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Last friday evening at about 640 pm on approach to DIA i was listening to UA's
Channel 9.  I heard a 727 pilot report a loss of 25 kts on climbout off of
runway 8.

The controler verified the low level wind shear and added that a microburst was
building up.  The crew of the plane to take off on runway 8 seemed to have
every intention of flying through the windshear and possible microburst.

The person sitting next to me and i were commenting on the stupidity of this
person.  What do you all think?

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