Nineteen different types of antique, World War II-era planes flew over the National Mall on Friday to commemorate V-E Day.
Weather conditions were reportedly tranquil and unlikely the cause of the incident.
A raging jet stream powered dangerous ground winds making landing planes in affected areas quite the adventure.
Widespread thunderstorm activity coincided with and may have played a role in the disappearance of the AirAsia flight.
American Airlines flight 280, which was on its way from South Korea to Dallas, Texas, was diverted to Tokyo on Tuesday after plane-jarring turbulence injured several people, who were later hospitalized for injuries.
So what exactly is the unlikely scenario that weather may have contributed to the accident? Icing - or the build-up of ice on the aircraft
When extreme weather threatens, airliners taking off and landing at airports give NWS forecasters a more detailed picture of what the atmosphere is up to.
Thirty years ago today, a violent blast of cold air crashed down from a thunderstorm's clouds above Andrews Air Force Base.
Contract weather observers at 121 airports nationwide, whose jobs were in imminent jeopardy, got a temporary reprieve Wednesday.
The responsibility for monitoring the skies at airports across the country may shift from meteorological professionals to air traffic controllers, with little weather experience, if a proposal from the Federal Aviation Administration moves forward.