Thursday, November 2, 2017

Piper PA-28-140, N7465R: On September 9, 2017, hurricane force winds from Hurricane Irma caused a storm surge, damaging the aircraft extensively, and marinating the entire aircraft including wings, fuselage belly, and engine with salt water



























AIRCRAFT:  1966 Piper PA-28-140, N7465R, s/n 28-22012   
                                
Total Time Airframe is 5,123.71, and Tach 5,123.71. 

The last Annual Inspection was performed on 09/20/16, TT 5,121.01, Tach Time  5,121.01.

ENGINE:  Lycoming Model 0-320-E2A, s/n L-17136-27A. 

The last Annual Inspection was accomplished on 09/20/2016, at TT 5,101.21, TSMOH 744.01.

PROPELLER:  Sensenich K9034 with a TSMOH 946.31 at the Last Annual Inspection on 09/20/2016

EQUIPMENT:   Removed and stored with adjuster:
Transponder                
Narco AT150 TSO                                  
s/n 36409

Nav/Com  
Narco MK 12D TSO   
s/n 04054

DESCRIPTION OF ACCIDENT:  N7465R was tied down outside at the Florida Keys Marathon Airport (MTH), 9000 Overseas Hwy, Marathon, FL 33050. 

On September 9, 2017, hurricane force winds from Hurricane Irma caused a storm surge, damaging the aircraft N7465R extensively, and marinating the entire aircraft including wings, fuselage belly, and engine with salt water. 

There was evidence of salt-water depth of 31 - 45 inches, the depth was likely much higher before leveling out.  The winds also blew the salt water horizontally for up to 18 hours.  

Due to the lack of electrical power and fresh water for at least a week, no efforts were made to mitigate corrosion..

DESCRIPTION OF DAMAGES:  Damage includes but may not be limited to a missing cowling and salt water corrosion
                                                                                          
LOCATION OF AIRCRAFT:  Tied down at Marathon Airport (MTH), Marathon, FL 33050

INQUIRIES/REMARKS:   The aircraft has been DEREGISTERED and the DATA PLATE REMOVED AND NOT INCLUDED WITH SALVAGE.

Read more here:  http://www.avclaims.com/N7465R.html

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