Rosenburg had survived a crash at the same airport in 2010. The Montgomery County Airpark is located in Gaithersburg, MD, a Washington DC suburb.
In the 2010 crash Rosenburg walk away from the accident that destroyed his aircraft.That plane a Socata TBM 700, a turbo-propeller plane that seats up to eight people was registered to Michael J. Rosenberg and Nova Aviation LLC, based in Port Orange, Fla., according to FAA records.
Rosenburg was an accomplished pilot having logged over 4000 flight hours with multiple certifications, including: Airline Transport; Flight Instructor; Commercial; Multi-engine Land; Single-engine Land.
The pilot reported that the airplane crossed the runway threshold at 81 knots and touched down normally, with the stall warning horn sounding. The airplane subsequently drifted left and the pilot attempted to correct with right rudder input; however, the airplane continued to drift to the left side of the runway.
The pilot then initiated a go-around and cognizant of risk of torque roll at low speeds did not apply full power. The airplane climbed to about 10 feet above the ground. At that time, the airplane was in a 20-degree left bank and the pilot applied full right aileron input to correct. The airplane then descended in a left turn, the pilot retarded the throttle, and braced for impact.
A Federal Aviation Administration inspector reported that the airplane traveled about 100 feet off the left side of the runway, nosed down in mud, and came to rest in trees. Examination of the wreckage by the inspector did not reveal any preimpact mechanical malfunctions, nor did the pilot report any. The reported wind, about the time of the accident, was from 310 degrees at 10 knots, gusting to 15 knots.
The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be:
The pilot’s failure to maintain aircraft control while performing a go-around.