Date & Time: Jun 3, 2008 at 1010 LT
Type of aircraft:
Socata TBM-850
Operator:
Registration:
N849MA
Flight Phase:
Takeoff (climb)
Flight Type:
Ambulance
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Iowa City-Decatur
MSN:
412
YOM:
2007
Crew on board:
1
Crew fatalities:
0
Pax on board:
2
Pax fatalities:
0
Other fatalities:
0
Total fatalities:
1
Captain / Total flying hours:
5688
Captain / Total hours on type:
4138
Aircraft flight hours:
420
Circumstances:

Shortly after take off, the single engine aircraft hit trees and a telegraphic pole before crashing in a private garden located 800 meters from airport. The aircraft was performing an ambulance flight to Decatur, Alabama, with a woman and her child aged 3. The pilot and the woman were injured while the child was killed. Weather conditions at the time of the accident were bad with rain showers and high winds.