American Airlines pilot James Harper, 60, dead after his plane crashes shortly after taking off, due to improperly installed parts in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina

Modified Date: 
Thu, 10/26/2023 - 3:19pm
Accident Date: 
Friday, May 21, 2021

Report: Plane in fatal crash had part installed upside down

Investigators looking at the wreckage of the plane found the elevator trim tabs were installed upside down and backward. The tabs when installed properly help pilots maintain a steady climb or decent without a lot of force.

People Involved: 
James Harper

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