David Learmount, safety editor of Flight International Magazine, said: "If aircraft do land in very heavy rain they can aquaplane
in the same way that a car can in wet conditions on the road.
"I thought it was going to rain and chose a tyre that wouldn't aquaplane
like in the first race, but the track dried.
In heavy rain or standing water, the car could even aquaplane
. This is linked with speed.
She was travelling from Rathcoole to meet friends in Rathnew, Co Wicklow, when water streaming on to the road caused her car to aquaplane
over the cliff edge.
At 2mm, the road-holding characteristics will change and the car will aquaplane
at lower speeds because the water isn't displaced quickly enough.
Large stretches of the A45 near Stretton-upon-Dunsmore were labelled "very dangerous" as deep pools of surface water caused cars to aquaplane
"If your vehicle loses its grip, or "aquaplanes
" on surface water, take your foot off the accelerator to slow down.
A EUROPEAN science project has said it is ready to move ahead with tire giant Goodyear to commercialise tested and new tire sensors that can warn motorists of potential blowouts, skids, aquaplanes
and other potentially dangerous accidents.
If your vehicle loses its grip, or aquaplanes
, on surface water take your foot off the accelerator to slow down.