A12Q0216 (Sanikiluaq): Apparent weight of a lap-held infant

During a serious but potentially survivable crash, the forces at play are greater than you think. For more information about this accident, visit the investigation page.

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A12Q0216 (Sanikiluaq): Apparent weight of a lap-held infant

During a serious but potentially survivable crash, the forces at play are greater than you think.

It’s not only the weight of the child but that of your own arms and hands that you are fighting to hold back.

For example: a 7.9 kg infant plus 7.1 kg for adult arms and hands equals a 15 kg load.

That 15 kg, during a serious but potentially survivable crash, would have an apparent weight of 390 kg.

390 kg is equivalent to trying to hold back over 48 infants in addition to your arms and hands.

Tests have shown that it just isn’t possible to hold back that much apparent weight.