As of today 79396 is back home. She’s a little worse for wear, but she’s home. I have some interesting pictures that show just how badly damaged she was, and how that steel frame saved my life, will post them later. Turns out, the Faa DID run the engine on the airframe, no ntsb presence about 6 months ago. It apparently ran fine, so we’re still left with fuel starvation or carb ice.