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Passengers on Commuter Planes Face Weight Check

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.

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Lynn Neary is an NPR arts correspondent covering books and publishing.

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