- ACCIDENT DETAILS
Date: August 26, 2003
Time: 15:38
Location: Off Hyannis, Massachusetts
Operator: US Airways Express
Flight #: 9446
Route: ?
AC Type: Beechcraft 1900D
Registration: N240CJ
cn / ln: 24637
Aboard: 2   (passengers:0  crew:2)
Fatalities: 2   (passengers:0  crew:2)
Ground: 0
Summary: Shortly after taking off the pilot declared an emergency but the aircraft crashed into Nantucket Sound before he could land. The improper replacement of the forward elevator trim cable, and subsequent inadequate functional check of the maintenance performed, which resulted in a reversal of the elevator trim system and a loss of control in-flight. Factors were the flightcrew's failure to follow the checklist procedures, and the aircraft manufacturer's erroneous depiction of the elevator trim drum in the maintenance manual.
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