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To: BBell

If there were 11 people, it couldn’t have been a really small plane.


4 posted on 07/12/2018 4:59:45 PM PDT by PAR35
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To: PAR35

de Havilland Canada DHC-3 Otter


9 posted on 07/12/2018 6:06:41 PM PDT by BBell (es-tu stupide):>()
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To: PAR35

Article says it was a DHC-3 “Otter”. 11 people on an Otter is crowded. 11 people on a DHC-6 “Twin Otter” (Article may have gotten facts wrong) is not a full load unless there is also a lot of cargo.


11 posted on 07/12/2018 6:10:10 PM PDT by NorthMountain (... the right of the people to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed)
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To: PAR35
If there were 11 people, it couldn’t have been a really small plane.

Agreed, but that is the terminology used for General Aviation (GA) which covers domestic civil aviation. The classes are broken up into weight categories as follows;
(A) Heavy: Any aircraft weighing more than 255,000 lb such as the Boeing 747 or the Airbus A340;
(B) B757: Boeing 757 all series;
(C) Large Jet: Large jet aircraft weighing more than 41,000 and up to 255,000 lbs such as the Boeing 737 or the Airbus A320;
(D) Large Commuter: Large non-jet aircraft (such as the Aerospatiale/Alenia ATR-42 and the Saab SF 340), and small regional jets (such as the Bombardier Canadair Regional Jet), weighing more than 41,000 and up to 255,000 lbs;
(E) Medium: Small commuter aircraft including business jets weighing more than 12,500 up to 41,000 lbs such as the Embraer 120 or the Learjet 35; and
(F) Small: Small, single, or twin engine aircraft weighing 12,500 lbs or less such as the Beech 90 or the Cessna Caravan.

Derives from the APO130 based on the TFMS observed aircraft codes.

12 posted on 07/12/2018 6:17:23 PM PDT by SES1066 (Happiness is a depressed Washington, DC housing market!)
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