After three days of weighing passengers at the Garden City Airport, officials say the national survey in which the airport participated, was a success.
Right now, airports generally estimate your weight, and that of your luggage; 175 pounds in the winter, 150 in the summer, and 25 pounds for the luggage.
After a plane crash in Charlotte, North Carolina about a month ago, investigators wanted to know if the Beech 1900 aircraft was being overloaded.
To find out, a handful of airports were selected to participate in a survey, where passengers were asked to step on a scale to determine if the estimates were accurate.
Garden City Regional Airport was the only one in Kansas to take part. That airport uses an aircraft similar to the one that crashed.
Great Lakes Airlines CEO Hank Howell says the Beech 1900 is a widely used plane.
Howell says, "Very safe plane, it's aircraft that's been out there a long time."
Howell says looking at the numbers from the survey, it seems that current weight estimates will likely prove accurate.
Even though all the information has been collected it may be another
couple of months before we know the results. Even then, we may not know what caused the crash in Charlotte.
Experts say they don't necessarily believe the Charlotte crash was a result of overloading the plane, but they expect the results of the survey to rule that possibility out.