Preliminary Accident Reports

February 2010 Issue

December 13, 2009, Truckee, Calif., TBM 700

At about 1738 Pacific time, the airplane was substantially damaged when it impacted terrain following an aborted landing. The instrument-rated private pilot and his passenger were not injured. Instrument conditions prevailed; an IFR flight plan was filed. The pilot subsequently picked up some light rime ice during the approach and turned on all of the airplane’s deicing equipment.

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