Date: November 30, 2004
Time: 19:56
Location: Saint Louis, Missouri
Operator: Grand Aire
Flight #: ?
Route: Saint Louis - Toledo
AC Type: HBB HFB-320 Hansa Jet
Registration: N604GA
cn / ln: 1037
Aboard: 2   (passengers:0  crew:2)
Fatalities: 2   (passengers:0  crew:2)
Ground: 0
Summary: Shortly after taking off the plane lost altitude and crashed on Howell Island a few miles from the airport. The maintenance facility failed to properly install and inspect the elevator trim system resulting in the reversed elevator trim condition and the pilot's failure to maintain clearance with the terrain. Contributing factors included the dark night and low ceiling.

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