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Passengers on Commuter Planes Face Weight Check

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Passengers on Commuter Planes Face Weight Check

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Passengers on Commuter Planes Face Weight Check

Passengers on Commuter Planes Face Weight Check

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The FAA orders spot checks on the weight of passengers on commuter planes to make sure estimates of average passenger weight are accurate. The ruling follows a fatal Jan. 8 crash in Charlotte, N.C. The plane may have been overloaded. NPR's Lynn Neary talks with New York Times aviation writer Matt Wald.