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On October 21, 2016, about 1730 mountain standard time, a Ryan W. Gross Arion Lighting, N235SC, was substantially damaged following a reported loss of engine power during initial climb, loss of control, and subsequent impact with terrain at Falcon Field (FFZ), Mesa, Arizona.

The pilot, who has recently purchased the airplane, was not injured. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed for the proposed cross-country flight, which was being operated in accordance with 14 Code of Federal Regulations part 91, and a flight plan was not filed. The flight was originating at the time of the accident, with a planned destination of Henderson Executive Airport (HND), Henderson, Nevada.

The schedule is the responsibility of the investigating state.

General details
Date: 21 October 2016 Investigation status: Active 
Time: 1730 MST  
Location   (show map):Falcon Field (FFZ), Mesa, Arizona, USA Investigation type: External Investigation 
State: International Occurrence type: Engine failure or malfunction 
 Occurrence class: Technical 
Report status: Pending Occurrence category: Accident 
 Highest injury level: None 
Aircraft details
Aircraft model: Ryan W. Gross Arion Lighting 
Aircraft registration: N235SC 
Type of operation: General Aviation-Unknown 
Sector: Piston 
Damage to aircraft: Substantial 
Departure point:Falcon Field (FFZ), Mesa, Arizona
Destination:Henderson Executive Airport (HND), Henderson, Nevada
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Last update 14 November 2018