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Monday, May 26, 2003

Air Midwest Crash Exposes Systemic Shortcomings

Overweight and tail heavy airplane was 'legal' for takeoff The fatal Jan. 8 crash of Air Midwest [AMI] Flight 5481 on takeoff at Charlotte, N.C., illustrates the danger of operating an aircraft outside of its approved performance envelope and how maintenance error can combine with an overloaded condition...

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