It wouldn’t be until after the crash that either one of them would have any clue that no one was flying the plane.
The pilot’s inadequate preflight inspection and inflight planning that resulted in a total loss of engine power due to fuel exhaustion.
The airplane’s encounter with a downdraft during the initial climb, which resulted in an impact with trees.
The pilot’s failure to familiarize himself with the wind conditions at the destination airport and his failure to attain the proper touchdown point during landing, which resulted in a long, tailwind landing and subsequent runway overrun.
The pilot’s inadequate preflight inspection and fuel planning which resulted in a total loss of engine power due to fuel exhaustion.
After shipping delays, the Swan 103, designed specifically for the U.S., made its debut at the Midwest LSA Expo in September 2022.
A total loss of engine power due to fuel starvation, as a result of an incorrectly placarded fuel selector.
Thousands of war surplus aircraft were scrapped after World War II, many salvaged for their engines, parts, and aluminum. By removing aged warplanes from the scene entirely, the aircraft industry and the military did not have to contend with some in Congress who might be attracted to false savings with old airplanes versus the development of state-of-the-art new aircraft.
A loss of engine power due to the pilot’s inadvertent closure of the mixture control which starved the engine of fuel and resulted in a hard landing and collision with terrain.