Thread: BEH 1900D
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Old Feb 20, 01, 4:08 pm
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MoreMiles
 
Join Date: Jan 2001
Location: Kingston, Ont, the limestone city
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I hate to say this... but do you know small aircrafts with passenger load less than 20 (I think) do NOT require the same strict criteria for maintainence and regular inspection? That is why Beech (now Raytheon) and other companies (eg, Saab) purposely build planes taking only 19 passengers. They are considered in the same group as private planes (eg, Cesna) I am sure that they are as safe as larger ones... but they are more tricky to fly. You need to distribute weight better. The accident rate also seems to be higher than other slight larger planes such as Dash-8.

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References:
http://www.airdisaster.com/cgi_bin/v...aircraft=B1900
http://www.airdisaster.com/cgi_bin/v...ircraft=Dash+8


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