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What does WS stand for?

WS stands for Wind Shear

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Remarks suggest probe may examine wind shear as possible cause - Both pilots passed drug and alcohol tests The pilot whose Indonesian jet slumped into the sea while trying to land in Bali has described how he felt it "dragged" down by wind while he struggled to regain control, a person familiar with the matter said.
NARITA, Japan, March 24 Kyodo A FedEx cargo plane which burst into flames after a crash landing Monday at Narita airport near Tokyo must have lost its steering control due to wind shear that hit the plane the moment before landing, transport ministry investigative sources said Tuesday.
Half of the systems to detect potentially dangerous wind shear were not working at the time of a crash at a Thai airport that killed at least 88 people and injured more than 40 others, officials said yesterday.
When wind shear is strong, tropical storms get ripped apart before they can develop into hurricanes.