Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Piper PA-32R-300 Cherokee Lance, N4137F: Aircraft landed gear-up on a sand and gravel runway on the north end of Long Island, Bahamas
































AIRCRAFT:   1976 Piper PA-32R-300 N4137F, s/n: 32R-76 80430

Total time/Tach Time at last annual inspection 5335.67 conducted 20 June 2016

Current Tach is 5431.7. 
                                                              
ENGINE:  Lycoming IO 540-K1G5D, s/n:  L-2103-48A.

Last Annual inspection June 21, 2016 at TSMOH 1122.03

PROP:   Hartzell HC-C3YR-1RF/F7663R, s/n: PA1289B, installed new on 06/20/2016

EQUIPMENT:   *These three items were removed and are located with the logs at our Florida headquarters.

*Garmin 430 NAV COMM
*MX 170C NAV COMM
*Garmin 340 Audio panel

AT 50 transponder 
                        
 DESCRIPTION OF ACCIDENT:  Aircraft landed gear-up on a sand and gravel runway on the north end of Long Island, Bahamas.  Aircraft was lifted and is resting on its landing gear.

DESCRIPTION OF DAMAGES:   Damage includes but may not be limited to the following:     

Prop blades are damaged & engine experienced a prop strike

Nose gear doors are bent

Belly has damage to the longitudinal strakes and lower antenna are torn off

Both wings appear slightly out of rig/ deformed on the airframe

The left-wing fuel tank appears to have failed

The left flap is damaged and the left-wing tip and wing tip light are broken.

The right-wing tip received damage during the recovery efforts.

The right flap and flap hinge are damaged.

The entrance step is destroyed.

The exhaust stacks are bent/deformed.

The Rosen Sun Shields are broken.
  
LOCATION OF AIRCRAFT:  Cape Santa Maria airstrip, Long Island, Bahamas. Closest public airport is Stella Maris MYLS. 

Two rear seats are hangared in Jacksonville, Florida

Garmin 430, MX170C, and Garmin 340 with logs in Florida

REMARKS:  The landing strip is accessible from the road.  SEACOR services Deadman’s Cay as the closest port for shipping. If the plane is disassembled, trucking to Deadman’s Cay may be a possibility.  The owner of the private strip requires the plane removed promptly.

Read more here:  http://www.avclaims.com/N4137F.html

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