Americus, Georgia: Embraer Praetor 500 

Americus, Georgia: Embraer Praetor 500
Americus, Georgia: Embraer Praetor 500
Americus, Georgia: Embraer Praetor 500

On 3/22/2023 West Star Aviation AOG/MRT was dispatched to Americus Georgia after an Embraer Praetor 500 hit a deer during landing.  The AOG Team was notified that there was extensive damage to the belly panels of the aircraft with wiring hanging out.

MRT arrived to assess avionics issues and structural damage. All required system checks and operational checks were completed and it was determined that the internal structure and the belly fairings would require a temporary repair prior to repositioning of the aircraft for final repair.

After conversations between Embraer and our West Star Aviation sheet metal expert,  it was determined that two internal frame doublers and a three piece external repair would be required.  

The AOG/MRT Team had to work on the aircraft outside in the elements during bad weather because of lack of hangar space.  The Team worked late into the night to get the aircraft ready for the fairy flight in a timely manner the next morning.

AOG Responders:
Randolph Bynes
Chad Head
Robert Butler


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