Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; San Antonio
Propeller liberated a 4-6 inch segment enroute.
Aircraft Make: GRUMMAN
Aircraft Model: AA1
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Flight Phase: EN ROUTE (ENR)
AIRCRAFT: 1971 American Aviation AA-1A N9232L SN# AA1A-0132
ENGINE: Lycoming O-235-C2C SN# L-10492-15
PROPELLER: NOT INCLUDED
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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