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Why planes can't fly when it's too hot

Why planes can't fly when it's too hot

(6:07) An extreme heat wave is cooking the west and southwest of America. Many flights were cancelled or delayed because some planes can't safely lift off in high heat. Science correspondent Miles O’Brien explains how high heat can ground planes.

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