[jhb_airlines] Re: 4Gls

  • From: "Peter Dodds" <pdodds@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: jhb_airlines@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Mon, 20 Aug 2007 13:54 +0100 (BST)

>The recent accident at Sandown has raised this issue again with
>suggestions
>that the PA28-140 was overweight. This is unwanted speculation but >the
truth
>is that a PA28 with four on board can be badly overweight if the >tanks
are
>more than half full - more so if there is luggage on board.

We were discussing this accident on Cix. Our estimate from the POH was
that with fuel on the tabs (about 0.6 x full) and 4 x 12 stone adults and
no luggage it would have been 160lbs overweight. Then add in a grass
runway and a hot day......
But as you say - speculation at this stage.

Peter

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