|Death: ||Jan. 8, 2003|
US Airways Express Flight 5481, a Beechcraft 1900D operated by Air Midwest as US Airways Express under a franchise agreement, crashed into an airport hangar and burst into flames 37 seconds after leaving Charlotte/Douglas International Airport in Charlotte, North Carolina for Greenville-Spartanburg International Airport in Greer, South Carolina on January 9, 2003. All 19 passengers and 2 pilots aboard were killed in the accident.
Investigation revealed that turnbuckles controlling tension on the cables to the elevators had been set incorrectly, resulting in the pilots not having sufficient control. After take-off, the plane climbed steeply before stalling, despite both pilots pushing the control column forward. The aircraft's most recent service was two nights before the crash. Flight 5481 was the heaviest load the aircraft had carried since its scheduled maintenance; the aircraft was close to its maximum allowable weight.
Caitlin Albury- Marsh Harbor,Bahamas
Nicholas Albury- Marsh Harbor, Bahamas
Robin Albury- Marsh Harbor, Bahamas
Sreenivasa Badam- Prakasam Andhra Pradesh, India
Mark Congdon- Woodbine, Md.
Keith Coyner- Coral Springs, Fla.
Forrest Demartino- Sidney, Ohio
Sylvain Dubois- Lac Beauport, Quebec Canada
Richard E. Fonte- Jacksonville, N.C.
Gary Gezzer- Coral Springs, Fla.
Steven J. Krassas- Richmond, Va.
Richard R. Lyons- Lynnfield, Mass.
Ima Pearson- North Myrtle Beach, S.C.
Christiana Shepherd- Sao Miguel, Azores
Joseph M. Spiak- Acton, Mass.
Ganeshram Sreenivasan- Chennai, India
Michael Otto Sullivan- Newtown Square, Pa.
Paul E. Stidham- Dayton, Md.
Ralph Sylvia- Ashland, Va.
Jonathan Gibbs- Redwood Valley, Calif.
Katie Leslie- Arlington, Texas
Forest Lawn East Cemetery
North Carolina, USA
Created by: Ron Yates
Record added: Nov 01, 2006
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