Preliminary Report: Check flight kills three

 - November 4, 2008, 5:35 AM

Convair CV-580, Columbus, Ohio, Sept. 1, 2008–The Air Tahoma Convair twin turboprop had just taken off from Rickenbacker International Airport on a post-maintenance check flight when the crew told ATC that it needed to return to the airport. It crashed one mile from the approach end of Runway 5L in a slight right-wing-down attitude, killing the captain, first officer and a company observer pilot.