Bureau of Aircraft Accidents Archives
Bureau d'Archives des Accidents d'Avions

Crash of a Socata TBM-700 in the Ridgway Reservoir: 5 killed

Accident description

  • N702H
  • Flight
  • Charter (Non Scheduled Revenue Flight)
  • No
  • Lake, Sea, Ocean
  • Bartlesville – Montrose
  • 112
  • 1996
  • Montrose, Colorado
  • USA
  • North America
  • 1
  • 1
  • 4
  • 4
  • 0
  • 5
  • The single engine aircraft was preparing to descent to Montrose when its pilot seemed to encounter problems. The aircraft turn around the Ridgway Reservoir several times before crashing into the Reservoir at about 2 PM, some 25 miles south of Montrose. According to local authorities, the aircraft sunk by 60 to 90 feet of water and no trace of any survivor was found at the end of the day.