Saturday, April 1, 2017

American Aviation AA-1A, N9232L: Incident occurred March 30, 2017 at Taylor Municipal Airport (T74), Williamson County, Texas

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; San Antonio 

Propeller liberated a 4-6 inch segment enroute.

Date: 30-MAR-17
Time: 22:20:00Z
Regis#: 9232L
Aircraft Make: GRUMMAN
Aircraft Model: AA1
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: MINOR
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: EN ROUTE (ENR)
Operation: 91
State: TEXAS

AIRCRAFT:   1971 American Aviation AA-1A  N9232L  SN# AA1A-0132

ENGINE:       Lycoming O-235-C2C   SN# L-10492-15   


APPROXIMATE TOTAL HOURS (estimated TT & TSMO from logbooks or other information):

ENGINE:       3098.8 TT  678.9 SMOH by Devine Engine & Accessories, Inc. on 9/30/2004     

PROPELLER:  N/A – Propeller not included with sale of salvage             

AIRFRAME: 3098.8 TTSN                      

OTHER EQUIPMENT: Narco Com 810 (2), Apollo GX, AT-150, Narco Nav     

DESCRIPTION OF ACCIDENT: On 3/29/2017 while in cruise flight the propeller lost approximately 4 inches off one tip.  Severe engine vibration during remaining flight to a successful landing.  

DESCRIPTION OF DAMAGES:  Propeller failure with severe vibration requiring engine teardown inspection, engine mount repair and/or recertification, propeller replacement, firewall and airframe inspection and repair as needed.  Aircraft landed without further incident.         

LOCATION OF AIRCRAFT:  Private hangar at Taylor, TX   (T74)        

REMARKS:  Aircraft appears to be in overall good condition however an inspection may reveal other damage.  Last annual inspection completed 7/4/2016 at 3047.2 TTSN.

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