Preliminary Accident Reports

April 2007 Issue

February 2, 2007, Dartmouth, Mass., Socata TBM 700

The airplane was destroyed when it impacted terrain in Dartmouth, Mass., at about 1940 Eastern time, while executing a missed-approach procedure. The Commercial pilot, Private pilot/airplane operator and passenger aboard were fatally injured. Night instrument conditions prevailed. After declaring a missed approach to ATC, radar data indicates the flight descended to 300 feet msl along the approach’s final approach course, then made a climbing left turn to approximately 1000 feet msl before radar contact was lost. No further communications from the accident flight were received by ATC.

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