Just thought to try this as a thread, a true story. Once upon a time, many years ago, an RAF transport aircraft crashed. Very sad for the families and friends, but every cloud has a silver lining, as they say! This particular aircraft was carrying stores and equipment and when it crashed the subsequent fire destroyed everything apart from engines and hard metal parts. On the day of the crash there was feverish activity on the part of RAF storemen from several units, all of whom claimed to have items on board which would have to be written off. These items, of course were non existent and were things that had disappeared, been stolen or otherwise could not be accounted for in any forthcoming audit. When the board of enquiry took place it was discovered that the aircraft which had an empty weight of 41,689 lb (18.6 tons) and a maximum loaded weight of 75,000 lb (33.5 tons) was being stated as having a take off weight of no less than 278,000 lb (124 tons). The shit really hit the fan that day!! There must other tales such as this!