Uzbekistan Airways To Start Weighing Passengers Pre-Flight

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    Weight and balance on planes is an important thing to get right. Not only is it important for the plane not to be overweight, but it's also important for the weight to be distributed correctly. A bit over 10 years ago, an Air Midwest flight crashed shortly after takeoff, due in part to being overweight. Here's the Air Crash Investigation episode about the incident: That being said, that was a prop, and for most large jets it's not quite as serious of an issue. But that won't stop Uzbekistan Airways from instituting a new policy whereby they plan to weigh passengers before each flight. Per the Uzbekistan Airways website: The post Uzbekistan Airways To Start Weighing Passengers Pre-Flight appeared first on One Mile at a Time.

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