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Contents claims present adjusters and insurance carriers with unique challenges on a daily basis. It’s challenging enough to assess the value of the bewildering array of possessions contained in a home that has suffered a large loss due to fire or a flood, for example, let alone a claim that comes literally out of the blue — as in the subject of this edition of Contents Claims Solved.

Is this "toy" jet really worth $31,000?

Who knew that you could own and operate a radio-controlled, military-style aircraft (SU-35), measuring nine-and-half feet long and fully accessorized with retractable landing gear, twin jet engines, and fully flight capable at speeds approaching 300 miles per hour? Our fearless claim adjuster found that out after a model plane enthusiast crashed his radio-controlled jet and issued a claim of nearly $31,000.

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