Sunday, August 7, 2016

Piper PA 22-108 Cadet, N5945Z: Incident occurred May 17, 2016 at St. Lucie County International Airport (KFPR), Fort Pierce, Florida

AIRCRAFT:   1963 Piper PA 22-108 Cadet N5945Z, s/n 22-9816

The current Tach is 4899.4, and Hobbs is 5316.3. 

The last annual inspection was recorded on 12/03/2015 at 4890 Tach/4890 TTIS
ENGINE:  Lycoming O-235-C1, s/n: 6530-15

EQUIPMENT:   Com Val 760 TSO, Narco AF50A TSO Transponder
DESCRIPTION OF ACCIDENT:  Aircraft was flipped over by a storm gust while taxiing at St Lucie County Airport, Fort Pierce, FL on May 17, 2016

DESCRIPTION OF DAMAGES:    Damage includes but may not be limited to the following:  
Left wing forward strut bent 4” forward causing wing to warp.  Fuselage to wing joint is out of shape and nav light broken

Left passenger window shattered.

The windshield is popped from frame and has a 4” crack.

Prop blades bent, prop spinner crushed

Top of rudder and vertical fin are crushed

Right wing forward strut is bent 5” forward causing wing to warp.

Right wing outer 18” is scraped and bent.

Right side of the upper engine cowl has cracks in the latches.

Engine cowls do not align properly

LOCATION OF AIRCRAFT:  Inside storage at Fort Pierce, Florida 

INQUIRIES/REMARKS:  Logs are not guaranteed to be complete.

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