Baggage Area 1 is everything behind the second row of seats in the four-seat configuration to the rear wall and is limited to 120 lbs. Baggage Area 1 includes Cargo C (essentially from the front edge of the baggage door) and the third row for the six-passenger configuration, neither of which has a weight restriction.
I am curious why Baggage Area 1 has a weight restriction but the third row of passengers and Cargo C do not.
Are they worried about the load on the seat backs of the second row in a crash?
Is it an attempt to keep people from loading the plane too far aft without doing weight & balance calculations (reduce liability)?
Has anyone heard any ideas/theories/rumours/stories over the years as to why?
My 1970 A185 E shows Cargo A good to 400 lbs max capacity
Cargo B( & rear passengers 4 place) good to 500 lbs max capacity
Cargo C ( & aft passengers 6 place)good to 350 lbs max capacity
Cargo D( & baggage 5) good to 350 lbs max capacity
Aft baggage good to 50 lbs max capacity
max floor capacity is 200 lbs/square foot
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