On 21 October 2016, the ATSB was advised that the United States National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) had commenced an investigation into a collision with terrain involving a Ryan W. Gross Arion Lighting, registered N235SC.
As Australia is the State of Manufacture of the engine, the ATSB requested to be appointed as an accredited representative to the NTSB investigation in accordance with clause 5.18 of Annex 13 to the Convention on International Civil Aviation Aircraft Accident and Incident Investigation. An ATSB investigator was appointed as accredited representative to the NTSB. To facilitate support to the NTSB investigation, the ATSB also initiated an investigation under the Australian Transport Safety Investigation Act 2003.
The NTSB have determined the probable cause of the accident. Details are available on the NTSB website at https://www.ntsb.gov/_layouts/ntsb.aviation/brief.aspx?ev_id=20161101X12233
Any enquires relating to the investigation should be directed to the NTSB at: www.ntsb.gov
|Date:||21 October 2016||Investigation status:||Completed|
|Time:||1730 MST||Investigation level:||Defined - click for an explanation of investigation levels|
|Location:||Falcon Field (FFZ), Mesa, Arizona, USA||Investigation phase:||Final report: Dissemination|
|State:||International||Occurrence type:||Collision with terrain|
|Release date:||06 November 2018||Occurrence category:||Accident|
|Report status:||Final||Highest injury level:||None|
|Aircraft model||Ryan W. Gross Arion Lighting|
|Type of operation||General Aviation|
|Damage to aircraft||Substantial|
|Departure point||Falcon Field (FFZ), Mesa, Arizona|
|Destination||Henderson Executive Airport (HND), Henderson, Nevada|