Date & Time: Feb 2, 2007 at 1940 LT
Type of aircraft:
Socata TBM-700
Operator:
Registration:
N944CA
Flight Type:
Private
Survivors:
No
Schedule:
Boston-New Bedford
MSN:
206
YOM:
2001
Crew on board:
2
Crew fatalities:
0
Pax on board:
1
Pax fatalities:
0
Other fatalities:
0
Total fatalities:
3
Captain / Total flying hours:
1037
Captain / Total hours on type:
65
Copilot / Total flying hours:
300
Copilot / Total hours on type:
80
Aircraft flight hours:
479
Circumstances:
The single engine aircraft departed Boston-Logan at 1917LT for a short flight to New Bedford, Massachusetts. It followed its assigned route at FL040 and started its descent to New Bedford at 1930. At this time, the pilot informed ATC that visibility was low due to fog and heavy rain falls. On final approach, the aircraft crashed in a swampy and wooded area located less than one mile from the airport. All three occupants were killed.