Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Beech A36, N820GH: Aircraft undergoing de-fueling operations for a STC installation calibration of a new fuel management system, a spark generated from a jack that was kicked and ignited the fuel draining from the left tank (and) an attempt was made to pull N820GH forward, resulting in the jack tipping and the aircraft dropping to the floor





































AIRCRAFT:    1994 Beech A36 N820GH, s/n E-2870 

The last Annual Inspection was performed 11/15/15 at Tach/Total Time 9,674.3.  Current Total Time reported as 9701.6 
                                                     
ENGINE:  Continental IO-550B, s/n 1003483, with the last Annual Inspection on 11/15/15 at ETT 1185.6. 

The engine was installed on 01/21/2011 at Engine Total Time 0.0 and "Hobbs" 8488.7.  

PROPELLER:  McCauley D3A32C409-C, s/n: 940834, last Annual Inspection 11/15/15 at Tach 9674.3, TSMOH 1185.6
  
EQUIPMENT:
New leather interior (in storage at time of incident).
New painted instrument panel.
New Genesys Aerosystems/S-tec 55X Autopilot w/Auto-Trim.
New Garmin G500 w/Synthetic Vision.
New Garmin 750 NAV/COM/GPSW Touchscreen.
New Garmin 650 NAV/COM/GPSW Touchscreen.
New Garmin GTX-345 Transponder w/Extended Squitter and ADS-B in/out.
New Garmin GTA-350C Audio Panel w/Bluetooth.
New Garmin GAE-12 Altitude Encoder.
New Garmin GA-35 GPS Antennas.
New Electronics International MVP-50P-6C Graphic Engine Monitor w/Fuel .
New Sandia Aerospace SAI 340 Digital Standby Instrument.
New Gaurdian Avionics Aero 452-101 Panel Mount CO2 Detector
New Precision Aviation PAI-700 Vertical Card Compass and Mount.
New Mid-Continent True Blue TA102 USB Dual Charging Ports (4).
New Bose Headset Jack Lemo Kits (6).
New Airtex ELT Remote Panel Mount Switch.
           
DESCRIPTION OF TWO INCIDENTS & RESULTING DAMAGE.  

Damage includes but may not be limited to the items listed.  

 #1 - On 12/06/16, N820GH was undergoing de-fueling operations for a STC installation calibration of a new fuel management system, a spark generated from a jack that was kicked and ignited the fuel draining from the left tank. 
           
DAMAGE:  Inboard wing skins and the left forward skin were damaged and burned, as well as the left inboard gear door and jack point cover.

#2 - On 12/22/16, an attempt was made to pull N820GH forward, resulting in the jack tipping and the aircraft dropping to the floor. 
               
DAMAGE:  Prop strike suspected.  The right aileron, left elevator, left horizontal stabilizer, tail tie down, and a communication antenna all sustained damage.

LOCATION OF AIRCRAFT:  Enclosed, locked hangar at Merritt Island Airport, Florida

REMARKS:  Avionics were removed and are securely stored.  The interior had been removed and stored in a location separate from the aircraft when the events occurred.   

Read more here:  http://www.avclaims.com/N820GH.html

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