Tuesday, November 10, 2020

Piper PA-28-180, N3930R: Fell Off Lift

1970 Piper PA-28-180 N3930R, s/n: 28-5848

The aircraft last flew in 2002

ENGINE: Lycoming O-360-A4A,  s/n: L-15315-36A, TSN: 3434.18, TSOH:  1131.8     

PROPELLER: Sensenich 76EM8S5-0-60, TSN: 3434.18 

(2) Narco MK12D
Narco Flightguard

DESCRIPTION OF ACCIDENT: On June 18, 2020, the aircraft partially fell of lift while attempting to lower.

DESCRIPTION OF DAMAGES: The aircraft sustained damage to both wing lower skins as well as some internal wing structures,vertical stabilizer and rudder, rear fuselage skin, and forward belly skins.

LOCATION OF AIRCRAFT:  Hampton Roads Airport KPVG at Hampton Roads Helicopters/ Charter Services, Chesapeake, VA

Aircraft last flew in 2002.
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. 
Logbooks may not be complete.

WARRANTY: 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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  1. Now that’s some hangar rash

  2. It cannot fly? How can we be sure?

  3. wonder what is the number of acft that have abandoned !
    "aviation-grade aluminum is such a sophisticated blend that it cannot even be melted down to be recycled for beer cans, kitchenware, or other common uses. So the leftover airframe of a once-proud, globe-girdling private jet is often not even worth cutting up for scrap."

    1. Alodine treatment (hex chromium), zinc chromate primer and paints has a lot to do with low value of shredded aircraft aluminum.