TILLATOBA, Miss. (WTVA) -- The investigation into a plane crash in Yalobusha County last September indicates the aircraft may have run out of fuel.
The factual report on the September 2, 2012 crash was made public on Monday.
Authorities say Kenneth Byrd of Germantown, Tennessee was at the controls of the aircraft on a flight from Suffolk, Virginia to the Olive Branch airport.
Investigators say Byrd radioed Memphis air-traffic control to report he was diverting the Water Valley airport because of bad weather.
The plane crashed in a heavily-wooded area near Tillatoba.
The report says Byrd fueled up the plane before departing for Mississippi.
Investigators say GPS data recovered from the crash site show the plane was airborne for five hours and 28 minutes.
The report says the plane's handbook reports a maximum flight time of five hours and ten minutes if the plane is operated at 70 percent power.
Byrd was seriously injured in the crash and did not have any memory of the sequence of events leading up to and including the crash.