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Significant Factors

Summary

  1. The flight plan was poorly constructed and was not used to monitor the progress of the flight.
  2. The errors in the flight plan may have provided the pilot with a false impression that he had sufficient fuel for the flight.
  3. The pilot did not maintain an adequate sense of time, distance and fuel endurance.
  4. The engine failed due to fuel exhaustion.
  5. The pilot did not take advantage of suitable areas available for a forced landing.
  6. The aircraft stalled at a height from which recovery was not considered possible.
 
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