NTSB Identification: WPR13LA038
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Sunday, November 11, 2012 in Maricopa, AZ
Aircraft: CESSNA 172P, registration: N65835
Injuries: 1 Minor.

NTSB investigators may not have traveled in support of this investigation and used data provided by various sources to prepare this aircraft accident report.

On November 11, 2012, about 1145 mountain standard time, a Cessna 172P, N65835, collided with terrain during the initial climb following takeoff from Mel's Ranch Airport (AZ78) near Maricopa, Arizona. Sunrise Aviation was operating the rental airplane under the provisions of 14 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) Part 91. The private pilot sustained minor injuries; the airplane sustained substantial damage from impact forces. The cross-country personal flight was departing with a planned destination of Santa Ana, California. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed, and no flight plan had been filed.

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