Date & Time: Mar 22, 2014 at 1400 LT
Type of aircraft:
Socata TBM-700
Operator:
Registration:
N702H
Flight Phase:
Flight
Survivors:
No
Schedule:
Bartlesville – Montrose
MSN:
112
YOM:
1996
Crew on board:
1
Crew fatalities:
1
Pax on board:
4
Pax fatalities:
4
Other fatalities:
0
Total fatalities:
5
Circumstances:
The single engine aircraft was preparing to descent to Montrose when its pilot seemed to encounter problems. The aircraft turn around the Ridgway Reservoir several times before crashing into the Reservoir at about 2 PM, some 25 miles south of Montrose. According to local authorities, the aircraft sunk by 60 to 90 feet of water and no trace of any survivor was found at the end of the day.