Monday, September 11, 2017

Cessna 172M Skyhawk, N9924Q: Aircraft broke loose from the tiedowns during Hurricane Irma - blown across ramp upside down








































AIRCRAFT: 1975 CESSNA C172M N9924Q, s/n: 17265868 
TTAF 7007.6 at the last annual inspection on 05/24/17
Current Tach 7017.2; Hobbs 1752.0

ENGINE: Lycoming O-320-D2J, s/n: RL-15878-39A
TSMOH 110.7 at the last annual inspection on 05/24/17
Overhauled 03/08/16 by JB Aircraft Engines.  TTSN 2150.  Tach 6896.4

EQUIPMENT: Removed and stored separately.  Condition not known or warranted.

(1) GPS - Apollo 2001 NMS
(2) NAV/COM TKM MX17DC
(1) Transponder Narco AT 165 TSO
(1) Audio Selector Panel PMA 6000
(1) DME King KN 62
(1) ADF 300 ADF R-546E

DESCRIPTION OF ACCIDENT:  N9924Q broke loose from the tiedowns during Hurricane Irma, and was blown across the ramp upside down at Homestead, Florida

DESCRIPTION OF DAMAGES:    Damage includes but may not be limited to the following:       
- Tail was broken in half and is separated from the fuselage
- Tail, horizontal stabilizer and elevators damaged
- Wings and fuselage are also damaged      

LOCATION OF AIRCRAFT:  Florida Air Recovery, Fort Pierce, Florida

REMARKS: INSPECTION OF SALVAGE HIGHLY RECOMMENDED

Salvage is sold AS IS/WHERE IS. 

Logbooks are NOT complete - no airframe logs prior to 2003. 
                     
03/08/16 - Ram STC SA2375SW-D dated November 1, 1976, amended August 28, 1987, reissuance Aug 25, 2008 and Ram Drawing No R17201-H dated December 10, 1986

Wings were removed for retrieval.

Read more here:  http://www.avclaims.com/N9924Q.html


Airlines made plans to resume some flights in Florida and the Caribbean as Hurricane Irma headed inland on Monday, threatening to scrub flights at the nation’s busiest airport in Atlanta.

Atlanta-based Delta Air Lines Inc.canceled about 430 flights scheduled to depart Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport on Monday. Southwest Airlines Co. and Spirit Airlines Inc. also scrapped some Atlanta departures.

Delta said it was concerned that the airport’s runways may experience strong crosswinds from the storm that will exceed operating limits for some of its planes. The carrier said the cancellations could extend into Tuesday and urged passengers to seek routes that don’t connect through Atlanta. It is offering waivers from fare increases and change fees for passengers who alter their plans.

A series of thunderstorms over three days in April caught Delta by surprise and led to 4,000 cancellations. The airline’s telephone circuits overloaded and the carrier couldn’t communicate with its flight crews. Irma, on the other hand, has been on Delta’s radar for two weeks, allowing for proactive adjustments to its schedule.

The company said it planned to cancel 1,000 flights Monday, many of which were to Florida and Caribbean airports that haven’t yet reopened. Delta is retaining its caps on ticket prices, limiting fares to $99 in coach and up to $399 in first class for single nonstop flight between Caribbean, Florida and Southeast coastal cities to other Delta destinations. This offer is in place until Sept. 17.

Other carriers, including JetBlue Airways Corp., United Continental Holdings Inc., and American Airlines Group Inc., also capped their fares to help consumers trying to evacuate from the hurricane’s path. Before doing so, some customers were enraged to find prices of $1,000 or more for the few remaining seats.

American, which operates a hub at Miami International Airport, said it canceled 1,500 flights on Monday. Flight tracking service FlightAware.com estimated that more than 4,000 U.S. flights were canceled Monday, on top of 3,200 on Sunday and 2,300 on Saturday.

Now downgraded to a tropical storm, Irma is expected to bring strong winds and heavy rain to North Carolina, South Carolina and Georgia, the National Weather Service said.

Original article can be found here ➤ https://www.wsj.com

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