Date: August 07, 1997
Time: 12:36
Location: Miami, Florida
Operator: Fine Air
Flight #: 101A
Route: Miami - Santo Domingo
AC Type: McDonnell Douglas DC-8-61F
Registration: N27UA
cn / ln: 45942/349
Aboard: 4   (passengers:1  crew:3)
Fatalities: 4   (passengers:1  crew:3)
Ground: 0
Summary: Immediately after taking off the plane went into a nose-high attitude, stalled and crashed to the ground. The probable cause of the accident, which resulted from the airplane being misloaded to produce a more aft center of gravity and a correspondingly incorrect stabilizer trim setting that precipitated an extreme pitch-up at rotation, was (1) the failure of Fine Air to exercise operational control over the cargo loading process and (2) the failure of Aeromar to load the airplane as specified by Fine Air. Contributing to the accident was the failure of the FAA to adequately monitor Fine Airs operational control responsibilities for cargo loading and the failure of the FAA to ensure that known cargo-related deficiencies were corrected at Fine Air.

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