Country
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Puy-de-Dôme

Crash of a Socata TBM-850 in Clermont-Ferrand: 3 killed

Date & Time: Aug 8, 2013 at 0940 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
N850GC
Flight Type:
Survivors:
No
Schedule:
Toussus-le-Noble - Clermont-Ferrand - Biarritz
MSN:
645
YOM:
2013
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
1
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
2
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
3
Circumstances:
On an ILS Z approach to Clermont-Ferrand-Auvergne Airport runway 26 in poor weather conditions, the pilot asked to interrupt the approach. The single engine aircraft departed the approach path and control was lost after it completed several turns on climb and descent. It entered a high nose-down attitude and struck the ground at high speed about five km short of runway. The 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 Airport to pick up two additional passengers before continuing to Biarritz.