Date: July 24, 1979
Time: 0922
Location: St. Croix, Virgin Islands
Operator: Prinair
Flight #: 610
Route: St. Croix - St. Kitts
AC Type: de Havilland DH-114 Heron
Registration: N575PR
cn / ln: 14125
Aboard: 21   (passengers:19  crew:2)
Fatalities: 8   (passengers:7  crew:1)
Ground: 0
Summary: The aircraft attained a nose-high attitude and pitched up shortly after taking off. The pilot's loss of control of the aircraft after takeoff because of the aircraft's grossly overweight and out-of-balance condition which resulted from misloading by the company's load control personnel. The misloading was due to the failure of the company to supervise and enforce its loading procedures.

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