Preliminary Accident Reports

November 2008 Issue

September 1, 2008, Columbus, Ohio, Convair 580

At about 1206 Eastern time, the airplane was destroyed when it impacted terrain during an attempt to return to the departure airport. The captain, first officer and an observer received fatal injuries. Visual conditions prevailed for the post-maintenance check flight; an IFR flight plan was filed. The accident flight was the first following a "C" check, which included flight-control cable rigging.

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