Final Report: TBM destroyed on missed approach

 - March 3, 2008, 6:45 AM

Socata TBM 700, Dartmouth, Mass., Feb. 2, 2007–In the crash of the TBM that killed all three aboard, the NTSB determined the probable cause was both pilots’ failure to maintain aircraft control during a missed approach to New Bedford Regional Airport (EWB). The commercial pilot, who had 125 hours of instrument time, had filed a flight plan for the wrong airport and received a weather briefing for that airport. When he realized the error, he changed the flight plan but did not get a new weather briefing for EWB. There was a 200-foot overcast and one-mile visibility in light rain and mist.
He missed a notam for an out-of-service approach lighting system at EWB. The TBM came in on the ILS fast, did a missed approach and at 1,000 feet dropped off the radar. The airplane was destroyed and all three occupants were killed.