Used Aircraft Guide

January 2015 Issue

Comanche Crunches: Maintenance

Our review of the 100 most recent Piper Comanche accidents uncovered something we expected in an aging fleet—a substantial number of accidents due to failure to perform needed maintenance or maintenance that was poorly performed. It showed up in engine failures, 12 gear collapses and an inflight breakup where a badly repaired stabilator came apart.

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