Date: 10 Sep 98 03:04:20 From: JF Mezei <firstname.lastname@example.org> References: 1 2
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Karl Swartz wrote: > the aircraft's range), this seems plausible, which would suggest the > aircraft was at most about 20,000 lbs overweight -- Question: considering that there was potentially a fire on board. (and indications point this way)., no matter what the maximum landing weight limits, is there a consideration to reduce the fuel load as much as possible to reduce the fire/explosion which might result from a less than perfect landing ? Or is that not a consideration ? > One other bit of data, also from JP -- the seating config was 18/42/197 > for a total of 257, so with 215 passengers the aircraft was about 84% > full. No idea on cargo. SR web site on the night of the crash indicated 12F, 49C and 178 Y for MD11s. (Total 239, which puts the plane near capacity). Not sure how accurate and up/to/date that site is.