TBM-700 Plane crash incident, TBM 700 Crash Video Footage, Socata TBM-700 cause of the crash & More Facts

TBM 700 Plane

TBM 700 Plane crash incident

The Socata TBM 700 departed from Indy South Greenwood Airport in Indianapolis and was preparing to land in Lansing when the accident occurred, the FAA said.

The people who were died in the accident TBM 700 plane crash

Clinton County Sheriff Lawrence Jerue said the pilot, co-pilot and four passengers were on board the single-engine plane, which appeared to be a leased aircraft out of Indianapolis. Three people died and three others were injured when a single-engine plane heading from Indianapolis crashed Thursday near Capital Region International Airport in mid-Michigan, authorities said.

Socata TBM 700 Plane crash Video Footage

TBM-700 cause of the crash

Jerue said the cause of the crash is being investigated. The aircraft appears to be intact and there’s no immediate evidence a fire occurred on board. “It appears to be a very hard impact,” he said. Investigators with the National Transportation Safety Board and Federal Aviation Authority were heading Thursday to the area.

TBM 700 Crash According to Yahoo News

The six-passenger plane was on its way to Lansing-area airport when it went down about 9 a.m.

“I know that it was coming in on the approach and that’s when something went wrong,” airport spokesman Spencer Flynn said.

The plane was at capacity and included a pilot and co-pilot, said Clinton County, Sheriff Larry Jerue. Names of those onboard weren’t immediately released.

The Federal Aviation Administration said the Socata TBM 700 plane left Indy South Greenwood Airport at 8 a.m. Thursday, according to WRTV-TV. The station reported that the FAA registry lists the plane as being owned by a Greenwood, Indiana, company. TBM 700 Crash

The airport received an emergency alert from the plane, said airport public safety and operations chief Eric Patrick. He wasn’t sure if the alert came before or after the crash TBM 700 Crash.

The  TBM 700 Crashed plane was largely intact at the crash site and Patrick said the plane wasn’t part of scheduled commercial service at the airport.

Investigators with the National Transportation Safety Board and Federal Aviation Authority were heading Thursday to the area.

This story has been corrected to indicate the name of the airport is Capital Region International Airport, not Capital Regional International Airport.


The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) says the Socata TBM 700 plane left from Indy South Greenwood Airport in Indianapolis and crashed while approaching the runway at Capital Regional International Airport in Lansing, Michigan.

FAA investigators and are currently on their way to the scene and the NTSB has been notified, no other information has been released at this time.

According to the FAA registry, the plane is owned by a company out of Greenwood, Indiana and left Indianapolis at 8 a.m. Thursday morning. It is a single-engine Turbo-Prop.

TBM 700 Plane History

The first of three TBM 700 prototypes initially flew in July 1988. French certification was achieved in January 1990, followed by FAA approval in August of that year. Two production lines were planned—one in Texas at the Mooney factory to serve the U.S. market, and the other in Tarbes, France, to build aircraft for the rest of the world. Interesting factoid: “TBM” stands for “Tarbes-Mooney.” Shortly after delivery of the first production TBM 700A in late 1990, however, Mooney withdrew from the program.

Initially, the only competitor to the high-speed TBM 700 (capable of cruising at 300 knots at 31,000 feet) was the much slower Cessna Caravan I, which was designed primarily for utility operations. Eventually, the more powerful Pilatus PC–12 and smaller Piper Meridian entered this market as well, although the TBM 700 remained the fastest of the single-engine turboprops.

TBM 700 Specifications

TBM 700C2 Specifications

  • Engines: One Pratt & Whitney PT6A-64 rated at 700 shop
  • Seats: 6-7 (including two pilots)
  • Max takeoff weight: 7,394 lbs
  • Max cruise speed: 300 knots
  • Balanced field length: 1,378 feet
  • Range: 1,305 nm
  • Wingspan: 41 feet, 7 inches
  • Length: 35 feet
  • Height: 14 feet, 4 inches