Sunday, May 03, 2020

Piper PA-34-200T, N577SA: Incident occurred April 27, 2020 at San Bernardino International Airport (KSBD), California

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Riverside, California

Aircraft nose gear collapsed on landing.

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Date: 27-APR-20
Time: 18:30:00Z
Regis#: N577SA
Aircraft Make: PIPER
Aircraft Model: PA34
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: MINOR
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
Operation: 91

HOURS estimated from logbooks or other information - not guaranteed or warranted

AIRCRAFT:  1977 Piper PA-34-200T (Seneca II) N577SA, s/n: 34-7770295

Hobbs  9116.8

Last Annual inspection on 10/17/19 at TT 9081.5


Left Engine:  TSIO-360 EB1B, s/n: 818320-R

TSO 1759.7

Last Annual inspection on 10/17/19 – 1729.50

Right Engine:  TSIO-360 EB1B, s/n: 807593-R

TSO 1759.7

Last Annual inspection on 10/17/19 – 1727.2

Left Prop:  Hartzell/BHC-C2YF2CKUF 

Right Prop:  Hartzell/BHC-C2YF2CLKUF 

EQUIPMENT:   Avionics have been removed by owner for safekeeping. 

Garmin GMA 340

Garmin GNS 430

Bendix King KT76A

Michel King MC-170C

Bendix King KR87

DESCRIPTION OF ACCIDENT:  On 4/27/20, nose gear collapse approximately 100 feet after landing at San Bernardino Int’l Airport, CA

DESCRIPTION OF DAMAGES:   As a result of the nose gear failure, both propellers struck the runway under power and the tips of all the blades are scraped and severely curled/bent back.  Additionally, airframe damage was sustained such that the nose cone and nose gear doors are scraped and deformed, the lower nose gear bay is scraped and bent, and the aircraft's belly is dented and deformed. 

LOCATION OF AIRCRAFT:  Nose gear was locked after plane was raised and plane was then towed to FBO ramp where it remains.
Insurer reserves the right to reject any and all bids. 

Salvage is as is/where is. 

The posting information is the best to our knowledge. 

An inspection of the salvage is highly recommended. 


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