Convair CV-580, Columbus, Ohio, Sept. 1, 2008–The turboprop airliner, registered as N587X and operated by Air Tahoma, was destroyed when it crashed soon after takeoff while attempting a return to Rickenbacker International Airport (LCK). The flight was the airplane’s first following a maintenance phase 1 and phase 2 check that included flight control rigging.
Last September 1, a Convair CV-580 (N587X) operated by Air Tahoma crashed while attempting to return to Rickenbacker International Airport (LCK) in Columbus, Ohio. The captain, first officer and a company pilot sitting in the jumpseat were killed. It was the first flight after Phase 1 and Phase 2 maintenance that included flight-control cable rigging.
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.
The preliminary NTSB report of the September 19 Beech King Air B90 crash in Chattanooga, Tenn., indicates that the pilot ran out of fuel during a flight from Birmingham International Airport in Alabama to Georgetown Scott County Airport in Georgetown, Ky. The airplane landed in a parking lot, cartwheeled into several cars and hit a light pole. The ATP-rated pilot and three passengers suffered minor injuries.