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Taranaki Air Ambulance fell to Hamilton Airport in May.
For sale: a small, two-cylinder propeller that has saved dozens of lives together with a storage space.
Disclaimer: It's pretty much caught.
Taranaki Air Ambulance Cessna 421C, which moved to Hamilton Airport this May, is now sold at Trade Me, competing with bent propellers and deeply scratched colors.
The plane developed chassis problems in its nose wheel as it approached Hamilton Airport on a medical transit flight, but the pilot managed to land safely, even though he descended.
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The damaged aircraft is now stored at Oceania Aviation in Hamilton and is available for sale on a basis, such as where it is, Trade Me said.
Taranaki Air Ambulance trustee / manager David Drummond said that the cost of repairing the aircraft was simply too much for the organization and he decided to sell.
"We have done care in repairs compared to not fixing them and what we are doing from here on," he said.
"It was too expensive to fix."
Drummond was not prepared to disclose how much the Taranaki Air Ambulance would cost to repair the plane because he did not want to have an impact on sales.
You can only contact the dealer in the list – no offer is available.
"The aircraft concerned was damaged during the break of a leg in Hamilton on May 24, 2019. There were no injuries or fatalities in passengers," says the list.
The aircraft requires work, including a mandatory inspection of both engines, new propellers, replacement of damaged nose parts under the luggage compartment, replacement of damaged pilot heads and replacement of eroded door gears.
One of the potential bidders was asked if it was available for review and was told that it was available with details in the tender documentation.
The second question about the year when the plane was built was given the following answer: "All the details are in the tender documentation. We will not answer the questions in this forum."
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An airplane landing at Hamilton Airport
It is for sale for "grips4227", which has 495 positive feedback – 446 of the individual members that are in the final evaluation – one neutral and two negative.
"A really good dealer, he left the way, that the store is light and fast! A one buyer wrote in 2017.
At the time of landing, a civil aviation representative said he would not launch an investigation, but the air carrier should investigate.
Taranaki Air Ambulance carries out an average of five flights every week for medical care patients who change their lives or save lives and are not available in Taranaka.