Preliminiary Report: Socaca Damaged in Bad-Weather Landing

 - January 29, 2010, 6:09 AM

Socata TBM700, Truckee, Calif., Dec. 13, 2009–The turboprop single crashed into woods during a landing attempt at Truckee-Tahoe Airport in fog and light snow. According to the pilot, he determined there was not enough runway left after exiting a fog bank and attempted a go-around. He added power, but the aircraft could not climb above the trees past the departure end of Runway 28. The TBM shed its propeller as it came to rest in a snow-covered wooded field and suffered structural damage to both wings. The pilot and passenger were uninjured in the crash.