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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.

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