Date: October 04, 1986
Time: 0410
Location: San Antonio, Texas
Operator: Southern Air Transport
Flight #: 15
Route: Kelly AFB - Warner Robins AFB
AC Type: Lockheed L-100-30 Hercules
Registration: N15ST
cn / ln: 4391
Aboard: 3   (passengers:0  crew:3)
Fatalities: 3   (passengers:0  crew:3)
Ground: 0
Summary: The cargo plane lost altitude and crashed inverted. The use by the carrier of a non-approved device designed to raise the elevator during loading operations which was not properly stowed by the flight crew and which lodged in the controls, preventing the flight crew from controlling the airplane during take-off.

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