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... 




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Comment by Tim Garrett on May 21, 2011 at 10:37am
Hopefully, none of us will need this advice but thank you so much for documenting your lessons learned. I'm glad you and the plane are back in the air.
Comment by Bob McDonald on May 20, 2011 at 5:55am
You are so very lucky no one was injured. The Ottawa EAA Chapter President was killed at Oshkosh a couple years ago when an Warbird T6 Texan taxied over the tail of his RV..prop stopped at the back of the front seat or there would have been two people killed.
Comment by Stephen R. Smith on May 19, 2011 at 11:45pm


Its good that your back in the sky.  Sounds like a tedious experinace we all hope to avoid.


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