Sunday, March 24, 2019

Piper PA-32R-301T Saratoga II TC, N316DG: Accident occurred in West End, Freeport, Bahamas

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AIRCRAFT:  2005 Piper PA-32R-301T Saratoga II TC N316DG, s/n: 3257375
The last Annual Inspection was accomplished on 04/10/2018 at 1844.7 AFTT
Current Hobbs time is 1889.6

ENGINE: Lycoming TIO-540-AH1A, s/n: L11962-61A
The last Annual Inspection was accomplished on 04/10/2018 at 1844.7 ETT

PROPELLER:  Hartzell HC-I3YR-1RF, s/n: HK1021B
04/10/2018 at 1844.7 PTSN, 297.0 SMOH
Prop overhauled on 11/0/13 at Hobbs 1547.7

EQUIPMENT:   All listed avionics removed for safekeeping except pilot side Avidyne display
(2)  Garmin 430W Nav/Comm
(1)  Garmin GTX-330
(1)  Garmin GMA340 Audio Panel
(2)  Avidyne Flight Max PFD/MFD Displays (Co-pilot side removed for safekeeping, pilot side with aircraft)

DESCRIPTION OF ACCIDENT:  Right tire blew on landing at West End, Bahamas.  Aircraft departed the runway at landing speeds.

Damage includes but may not be limited to the following:   
All three prop blades are bent and engine experienced a prop strike
The landing gear is broken off at all three points and the aircraft came to rest on the belly.
The wings and belly are damaged.   
The fuselage is damaged at the aft cabin doors, which were found partially open and will not close tightly.

LOCATION OF AIRCRAFT:  The aircraft was retrieved to the FBO ramp at West End, Freeport, Bahamas, and is sitting on tires. 

The cabin door was taped shut prior to the retrieval. 

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