The Socata TBM 700 aircraft has been involved in 47 other crashes over nearly three decades, according to the National Transportation Safety Board's aviation accident database. Read more.
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“Contrary to some media reporting, the NTSB is, and has been since Friday, actively investigating this crash,” said Tim LeBaron of the National Transportation Safety Board's Office of Aviation Safety.
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