Tui plane in ‘serious incident’ after every ‘Miss’ on board was assigned child’s weight

Tui plane in ‘serious incident’ after every ‘Miss’ on board was assigned child’s weight

The Guardian

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Service from Birmingham to Majorca took off with less thrust because pilot thought it was 1,200kg lighter

A software mistake caused a Tui flight to take off heavier than expected as female passengers using the title “Miss” were classified as children, an investigation has found.

The departure from Birmingham airport to Majorca with 187 passengers on board was described as a “serious incident” by the Air Accidents Investigation Branch (AAIB).

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