Charley (szasz) wrote,
Charley
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on aircraft accidents

Sigh. Someone who shall remain nameless (not me) had a nice little runway overrun in our beloved 59H over the weekend. Apparently they ran off the end and into a muddy ditch at very slow speed, but that was enough to bend the prop (which mandates an engine teardown to inspect the crankshaft and crankshaft bearings), and screw up the nosegear (which, since it's connected to the engine mounts, also damaged them pretty badly).

So, despite a relatively low-speed collision with some very soft stuff, this is going to be really, really, really expensive to fix. We're all talking about whether or not it makes sense to simply overhaul the engine, even though that's about three years away, because that won't be that much more expensive.

So we're a one-plane club for a while. Good thing we all got everything ironed out in 04H over the summer, I guess.

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