Why don't static mesh component copies contain sections?

I have a list of static mesh components in my bluescript. I want to copy some of these (depending on the object name), and to avoid an infinite loop I add them to an array of static meshe components.

When I access the static meshes of the components in this array later on, they don’t have sections anymore, whereas in the beginning the number of sections correctly returns 1. Why is this / how can I avoid this problem?