Marcus From Mexico, joined Apr 2001, 1824 posts, RR: 1
Reply 3, posted (9 years 3 weeks 12 hours ago) and read 15292 times:
Saw it on the news yesterday they showed a crashed small plane.....it looked like a one engined cessna, weather seem sunny at the place of the accident and the reported mentioned it had crashed during climb.
Sad day indeed............my condolences to the families.
Kids!....we are going to the happiest place on earth...TIJUANA! signed: Krusty the Clown
I don't know what the regulations are in Mexico, but here you may put two children (i.e. someone 3-12 years old inclusive) in a single seat, provided their combined weight is less than 77kg, and the seat belt is secured around both of them. The number of extra passengers you may carry in this fashion depends on the number of seats in the aircraft - for a 172, you can carry one extra person, giving a total capacity of 5 people including the pilot...
"So powerful is the light of unity that it can illuminate the whole earth." - Bahá'u'lláh
I think there is a mod to install a fifth seat in the small cargo area, provided such and such weights are not exceeded. Should have to dig into my old manuals though.
Also, the news indicate that "The children were between the ages of 10 and 14 years old", their weight plus the light fuel load for the short scenic flight shouldn't make of CG a big deal on the accident. Of course, we should wait for the final report to see what really happened.
I read it was usual for the owner of the small air taxi to reward local students each year. What a sad sad story!
There are no stupid questions... just stupid people!
TheRonald From United States of America, joined Jun 2006, 41 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (9 years 3 weeks 7 hours ago) and read 14141 times:
yes indeed... thoughts/preyers to the families...i know exactly what the kids where thinking when they knew of the flight for good grades...i was in that age group when i took my first plane ride in a TWA 707 out of SFO, a 30-min flight around the bay area, back to SFO. my school had a program for students who NEVER flown, get grades back up to get the flight of your life
I already have the quilty concious, may as well have the money, too.
Ghost77 From Mexico, joined Mar 2000, 5252 posts, RR: 51
Reply 14, posted (9 years 2 weeks 6 days 18 hours ago) and read 5728 times:
The first media link is wrong! Kids had between 8 and 10 years. That was in fact the 3rd flight of the day... the first two flights both with 4 pax plus pilot went ok... that day they were going to give free rides to a total of 20 children.
Ricardo Morales - flyAPM - ¡No es que maneje rapido, solo estoy volando lento!