Date: July 30, 1998
Time: 11:05
Location: Kochi, India
Operator: Alliance Airlines
Flight #: 503
Route: Agathi - Kochi - Thiruvananthapuram
AC Type: Dornier 228-201
Registration: VT-EJW
cn / ln: 8075/2017
Aboard: 6   (passengers:3  crew:3)
Fatalities: 6   (passengers:3  crew:3)
Ground: 2
Summary: Shortly after taking off the plane pitched up, stalled and crashed to the ground. The pitch-up was caused by an uncommanded downward movement of the horizontal stabilizer. This was due to a partial detachment of the actuator forward bearing support fitting due to the non-installation of required hi-lok fasteners.

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