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As I reported last January, N200BE was struck from the rear by a biplane during rollout after landing. As you can see the tail of the Zodiac was chewed off by the biplane's prop. You can read all about the accident on the FAA's accident website (01/29/2011). What I wish to report is that as of 16 May, the little silver 601XL-B is airworthy again. Thanks to Hampton Aviation in Mena, Arkanas, the tail of N200BE has been repaired.The owner of the biplane had insurance and the insurance paid for the repairs. What I hope to share with our group is the experience from start to finish of the investigation, the adjuster, the insurance and the after action activities involved in getting whole again. The number one thing is to have all your documents in order; accident reports, witness reports, diagram of accident site, photos, videos, cost estimates, a/c logs and pilot documents. Second, you must do it yourself in order to get it done. Even if you are the damaged party, you have to do the leg work. Nobody will put the effort into getting back to whole after a accident harder than you if you want to fly again. I learned a lot from the experience which I will share soon. I will mount a mirror to check my six. Video coming soon...