College of Aeronautics
Obesity, affects a third of the US population and its corollary occupant weight adversely impacts safe flight operations. Increased aircraft weight results in longer takeoff/landing distances, degraded climb gradients and airframe failure may occur in turbulence. In this study, the rate, temporal changes, and lethality of accidents in piston-powered, general aviation aircraft related to exceeding the maximum aircraft weight/center of gravity (CG) limits were determined.
Accident Analysis & Prevention
Scholarly Commons Citation
Boyd, D. D. (2016). General Aviation Accidents Related to Exceedance of Airplane Weight/Center of Gravity Limits. Accident Analysis & Prevention, 91(). https://doi.org/10.1016/j.aap.2016.02.019