Wednesday, March 02, 2016

Piper PA-46-310P Malibu, N567KC

HUNTINGTON, West Virginia — A Huntington attorney is suing Triad Aviation Inc. for failing to fix his aircraft after it was contracted to do so.

H&H Propeller Services Inc. was also named as a defendant in the lawsuit.

R.R. Fredeking II owns a Piper PA-46-310P Malibu (N567KC) — a single-engine aircraft powered by a Continental TSIO 550c engine using a variable pitch Hartzell propeller, according to a complaint filed October 25th in U.S. District Court for the Southern District of West Virginia.

Fredeking claims he contacted Triad Aviation Inc. to discuss a needed overhaul of the engine and propeller of his Piper PA-46-310P Malibu and a required annual inspection, including the repair and/or replacement of any components which Triad Aviation Inc. determined needed repair or replacement.

Because of the complexity of the systems of the plane, Fredeking entered into a contract with Triad Aviation Inc. and Triad informed it would take six weeks to complete the work on the plane, according to the lawsuit.

Fredeking claims Triad's affiliate, H&H Propeller Services Inc., was also to repair the plane and that the defendants failed to complete the work within the agreed-upon six weeks.

Triad Aviation Inc. did not complete the work until August 2nd and the plane was delivered on August 15th, according to the lawsuit.

Fredeking claims he was returning to Huntington on his plane and approximately two hours after his departure, while on his final approach to Huntington Tri-State Airport, the propeller governor failed to perform its essential function and he was unable to determine the exact amount of overspeed because the tachometer "pegged" at its 3,300 RPM display maximum.

Fredeking had to replace the engine and other components, according to the lawsuit.

Fredekin is seeking compensatory damages with pre- and post-judgment interest. He is represented by William L. Mundy of Mundy & Associates.

U.S. District Court for the Southern District of West Virginia Case number: 3:19-cv-00777

Original article can be found here ➤

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Charleston

March 01, 2016: Aircraft on landing blew out a tire and sustained minor damage. Tri-State Airport (KHTS), Huntington, West Virginia.

Date: 01-MAR-16
Time: 20:55:00Z
Regis#: N567KC
Aircraft Make: PIPER
Aircraft Model: PA46
Event Type: Incident
Highest Injury: None
Damage: Minor
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
State: West Virginia

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