The insurance company has sent their rep and says that they believe the aircraft is repairable within the terms of our policy coverage. Here are his findings:
No damage observed: Cabin area, wing attach points, gear attach points, all doors close properly, prop, engine, engine mounts
Needs replaced: Right wing, right strut, right landing gear, rear cabin bulkhead and empannage (or repaired)
He was also careful to mention that his inspection was by no means exhaustive. He explained that his findings were from a visual inspection and that a more thorough inspection may reveal hidden damage.
He suggests that we contact a repair facility with our pictures and description of damage to begin getting an idea of the logistics.
While the repairs are going on (a long process- 6 to 12 months), we are seeking out an aircraft, preferrably an N-registered Cessna 206, as a loaner during the repairs. Please pray that we can locate one soon. CLICK HERE to see the photos of the damaged aircraft.
So far, nothing conclusive as to the cause. It acted as though it was running out of fuel, however, we had over 20 gallons in the tanks at the time. We had sumped the tanks quite well prior to flight. Vents were clear.