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Briefing February 2012 Issue

Briefing: February 2012

Icing Cited In TBM-700 Freeway Crash

All five people on board a Socata TBM-700 were killed when the single-engine turboprop apparently lost a wing in flight, then spiraled to a crash in the median of busy Interstate 287 in New Jersey and burned. The airplane had taken off from Teterboro just 14 minutes earlier, about 9:50 a.m., headed for Atlanta. The pilot had requested clearance to a higher altitude shortly before the airplane dropped off radar. It appears icing was an issue. An interesting analysis is available on the website of IFR contributing editor Scott Dennstaedt (http://tinyurl.com/72gk6c9).

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