When I was a manager at ((another airline)), Air Sometimes... err Sunshine, had us do a few of their trips for them. We stopped doing it because the agents would constantly overload our aircraft, a couple times they'd "misrepresent bag weights" and passenger weights... I remember one of our pilots calling in range at FLL
and asked me to keep some scales handy & have me weigh bags before putting them on the bag belt, he said his plane was oscelating (with autopilot on).
To this day, I'm still surprised our flight made it to FLL
from Marsh Harbour that day considering how OVERWEIGHT the plane was (we're talking near Aaliyah overweight). Thank God the 402C's had the vortex generators & STOL kits on board... if something would have happened.. oye!
Unfortunately Air Sunshine is all about money and greed over safety. There are many MANY other "unpublished" reports of sloppy Air Sunshine operations, including gear collapses in the Bahamas. Money sure will keep things quiet. The owners of Air Sometimes are also suing the Bahamian government for pulling their scheduled operating authority after the crash.
[Edited 2004-10-15 08:26:42]