Thursday, January 18, 2018

Piper PA-32-260, N1161X: Salt water exposure














AIRCRAFT:    1975 Piper PA-32-260 N1161X, s/n 32-7500040

Total Time Airframe 5,729.  The last Annual Inspection was performed on 06/02/16, at TT 5,685.4, Tach Time 5,685.4. 

The aircraft was in the process of being repaired after a damage incident in April, 2017. 

ENGINE:  Lycoming O-540, s/n L-1603-40, with the last Annual Inspection on 06/02/16, at Tach 5,685.4, and TSMOH 1,402.9

PROPELLER:   THERE IS NO PROPELLER INCLUDED WITH THIS SALVAGE

EQUIPMENT:  The following items were removed and are in the custody of SIAI

North star  GPS 60, p/n  6600-02-01, s/n  AF10897

Transponder King KT76, p/n  066-1034-00, s/n  23885

Audio Panel KMA20 TSO KMA 20, p/n  066-1024-03, s/n 15088

Nav/com King KX 155 TSO, p/n  069-1024-03, s/n 21380

DESCRIPTION OF ACCIDENT:  N1161X was parked in a hangar undergoing repairs by Antique Aircraft Restoration, Marathon Airport (MTH) Marathon, FL 33050 on September 9, 2017.  Hurricane force winds from Hurricane Irma caused a storm surge, damaging the hangar doors and filling the hangar to the 31" to 45" inch level with sea water.  This resulted in the landing gear, inner belly, and main and wing spars being marinated in sea water.  Although the engine and avionics were exposed to the salt water environment, it does not appear that they were fully submerged.

DESCRIPTION OF DAMAGES:  Damage includes but may not be limited to that described below:      
  
The aircraft was marinated in salt water at the highest levels of 45"for at least 18 hours.  The repair shop reported the aircraft in the hangar were found covered in seaweed.  They were subsequently moved outside on the ramp and subsequent rains washed away the debris.  Due to the lack of electrical power and fresh water, no efforts were made to mitigate corrosion. As previously noted, the landing gear, inner belly, and main and wing spars being marinated in sea water, and the engine and avionics were exposed to the salt water environment.

LOCATION OF AIRCRAFT:   Outside at Marathon Airport (MTH), Marathon, FL 33050

REMARKS:    AS IS WHERE IS with full disclosure of salt water exposure.  No warranty or guarantee that logs are complete. 

There is NO PROPELLER included with this salvage.

Read more here:  http://www.avclaims.com/N1161X.html

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