Hi, I have started this fundraising campaign after a recent in-flight emergency. I suffered a catastrophic failure that caused the engine to stop turning and forced me to find a location for an emergency landing. After floating for 9,000 feet down to earth and landing perfectly on the runway in Hillsboro, Oregon, I was elated to be back on solid ground without putting a scratch on myself or the airplane after the initial failure.
Upon calling my insurance, I learned that mechanical failures, including engine failures, are not a covered event. Had I crashed the airplane, hit something on the way down, or had any other following event, then insurance would have stepped in. Because of the successful outcome, I am left with a large bill to repair the aircraft and return to flying.
I am sharing my story and video in hopes that other pilots can learn from the experience and see that airplanes really do glide without an engine. Unfortunately, the extensive damage caused during engine failure has left most components unusable. I am searching for a replacement/new engine that will come at substantial costs. Any help will go towards the cost lost on the core value of the engine due to the extensive damage and any support from you is greatly appreciated.