Date: September 01, 2008
Time: 1210
Location: Columbus, Ohio
Operator: Air Tahoma
Flight #: ?
Route: Colombus - Mansfield
AC Type: Convair CV-580
Registration: N587X
cn / ln: 361
Aboard: 3   (passengers:0  crew:3)
Fatalities: 3   (passengers:0  crew:3)
Ground: 0
Summary: Soon after taking off the pilot radioed he was returning to the airport but the aircraft crashed into a corn field, broke up and burned. The improper (reverse) rigging of the elevator trim cables by company maintenance personnel, and their subsequent failure to discover the misrigging during required post-maintenance checks. Contributing to the accident was the captainís inadequate post-maintenance preflight check.

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