Date: February 16, 2000
Time: 19:50
Location: Sacramento, California
Operator: Emery Worldwide
Flight #: 17
Route: Sacramento, CA - Dayton, OH
AC Type: McDonnell Douglas DC-8-71F
Registration: N8079U
cn / ln: 45947/341
Aboard: 3   (passengers:0  crew:3)
Fatalities: 3   (passengers:0  crew:3)
Ground: 0
Summary: The cargo plane lost altitude after taking off and crashed into a auto salvage yard and burned. A loss of pitch control resulting from the disconnection of the right elevator control tab. The disconnection was caused by the failure to properly secure and inspect the attachment bolt.

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