Sunday, August 30, 2020

Robinson R44 Astro, N855LS: Rotorcraft ran out of fuel in Holland, Dubois County, Indiana

ROTORCRAFT: 1996 Robinson R44, N855LS, sn: 0260

Current Total Time 3,688.3 hours

100 Hour/annual December 09, 2019 @ 3,642.6 hours


ENGINE: Lycoming O-540-F1B5, sn: L-24640-40A

Current Total Time 3,688.3 hours; TSMOH: 1,488.3 hours

100 Hour/annual December 09, 2019 @ 3,642.6 hours

EQUIPMENT: Simplex Aerial Spray System

King KY 197A
King KT 76A

DESCRIPTION OF ACCIDENT: Rotorcraft ran out of fuel in Holland, Indiana

DAMAGE: The damage includes but may not be limited to:

The skid/landing gear are splayed
There is fuselage buckling on the left and right side of the aircraft indicating fuselage frame damage on both sides
The left windshield fractured due to the force of the impact
The tail skid is bent
The pilot’s seat is collapsed
The right cabin door does not shut flush indicating frame alignment issues
A hard landing inspection, as outlined in the Robinson Maintenance Manual, will be required
There is firewall damage
The main rotor blades have signatures of over flexing damage
The Simplex carbon fiber spray system tank is fractured
The spray bars are bent.

LOCATION OF AIRCRAFT: Sevierville, Tennessee - Sevier County Choppers

INQUIRIES: McLarens General Aviation


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.


There is no warranty, express or implied for the information provided herein or the condition, useability, workability, operability or marketability of the aircraft salvage. All times are approximate and the logbooks and aircraft should be inspected by each bidder BEFORE BIDDING. Failure of the bidder to view the salvage or wreckage, or confirm any information provided is NOT grounds for a claim or withdrawal of bid after bid closing date.)

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

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