Date & Time: Aug 8, 2013 at 0940 LT
Type of aircraft:
Socata TBM-850
Operator:
Registration:
N850GC
Flight Type:
Private
Survivors:
No
Schedule:
Toussus-le-Noble - Clermont-Ferrand - Biarritz
MSN:
645
YOM:
2013
Country:
France
Region:
Europe
Crew on board:
1
Crew fatalities:
1
Pax on board:
2
Pax fatalities:
2
Other fatalities:
0
Total fatalities:
3
Circumstances:
On final approach to Clermont-Ferrand-Auvergne Airport in poor weather conditions, aircraft went out of control and crashed in an open field located six km short of runway. Single engine aircraft disintegrated on impact and all three occupants aged respectively 70, 73 and 76 years old were killed. They were completing an intermediate stop at Clermont-Ferrand to pick up two additional passengers before continuing to Biarritz. Accident occurred near a road linking Vertaizon to Pont-du-Château.