Aviation Accident Summaries

Aviation Accident Summary WPR23LA017

Mesa, AZ, USA

Aircraft #1



Factual Information

On October 18, 2022, about 0744 Pacific daylight time, a Cessna 177RG, N747ML, was substantially damaged when it was involved in an accident near Mesa, Arizona. The pilot sustained serious injuries. The airplane was operated as a Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91 personal flight. A review of preliminary flight track data revealed that the airplane departed Falcon Field Airport (FFZ), Mesa, Arizona, about 0624, and maneuvered to the north of FFZ. About 1 hour and 8 minutes later, the airplane maneuvered back to FFZ. Preliminary Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) air traffic control (ATC) communications revealed that shortly after the airplane was cleared for a right base to final turn, the pilot reported a loss of engine power. The pilot subsequently landed off airport about 0.5 nm short of the runway. The airplane came to rest in a water canal and sustained substantial damage to the left wing. The airplane and engine were recovered to a secure facility for further examination.


Source: NTSB Aviation Accident Database

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