Unprecedented ice on the Great Lakes saved seven people from death

21.02.2014

If not unprecedentedtly thick ice on the American Lake Huron, the plane carrying seven people would have drowned in the cold waters. As a result of an engine malfunction small private aircraft couldn't drag just a few kilometers from the airport and was forced to land on the ice of Huron. Fortunately, the ice was strong enough to provide passengers with a soft landing.

Since 1994 the Huron Lake has not benn frosen

There has been no such an ice on the Great Lakes since 1994, now about 88 % of their area is frozen. The reason is the abnormally cold winter in the North-East of USA, which brought snow and extremely cold weather to New England.