Three Killed in TBM Crash in Poor Weather

 - March 7, 2007, 5:41 AM

A TBM 700 crashed one mile west of New Bedford Regional Airport in New Bedford, Mass., on February 2, killing all three people aboard. The aircraft carried two pilots–the owner, a low-time private pilot with an instrument rating, and a commercial pilot employed by the owner. IMC prevailed, with a reported ceiling of 200 feet overcast. One of the pilots reported a missed approach on the ILS to Runway 5. Radar observed the aircraft as low as 300 feet msl, and then in a climbing left turn to 1,000 feet msl before radar contact was lost.