Crash of a Socata TBM-700 near Urbana: 1 killed

Date & Time: Aug 20, 2021 at 1445 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
N700DT
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
No
Schedule:
Port Clinton – Cincinnati
MSN:
134
YOM:
1998
Location:
Crew on board:
1
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
1
Circumstances:
The single engine aircraft departed Port Clinton (Erie-Ottawa-Carl R. Keller Field) Airport at 1412LT on a flight to Cincinnati-Lunken Field. About 20 minutes into the flight, while cruising at an altitude of 20,000 feet, the pilot initiated a descent until 11,000 feet when, six minutes later, it started a left turn then apparently entered an uncontrolled descent, impacted a road and eventually crashed in a field located near Urbana. The aircraft was totally destroyed by impact forces and the pilot, sole on board, was killed.