Propeller Strike / Sudden Stoppage Inspections
A propeller strike can cause unknown hidden damage to the propeller, governor or other components,
possibly leading to a catastrophic failure.
Your safety should be the first priority.
Whenever a propeller strike occurs, no matter how minor it appears, there are set
mandatory inspections in place by all propeller and governor manufacturers to
determine the best course of action to follow for your safety, and to be in compliance
with Federal Aviation Regulations.
Some determining factors for propeller and governor inspections or overhauls following a propeller strike:
Torn, bent or loss of blade tip
Excessive tip or radial play in blades
Vibration or sporadic operation
Loss or drop of RPM in engine
Any of these conditions are reasons for further inspections that include
tear-down or even overhaul of propeller and governor.
Inspections for overspeed, overboost, hydraulic lock, fuel and oil contamination are