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UTA B727 crash possibly caused by overloading
Last updated: 31 October 2014

published: 20 MAR 2004
by Harro Ranter, ASN

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Preliminary investigation results indicate that the UTA Boeing 727 that crashed on takeoff from Cotonou, Benin last year may have been caused by overloading. The plane was carrying about 10 tonnes of excess cargo and the weight was badly distributed. (BBC)