The NTSB said a contributing factor to the accident was the pilot’s apparent rush to reach GAI, a view supported by interviews with line personnel at the departure airport in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. The NTSB learned that a normal startup checklist took an experienced Phenom pilot about nine minutes to complete. Data from the digital data recorder on the Phenom indicated the pilot skipped some checklist items entirely when he called ready for departure just six minutes after climbing aboard the aircraft. During the rush, the pilot failed to enter accurate weights into the Garmin avionics system prior to takeoff, which created the inaccurate landing speeds at GAI. In icing conditions, the Board determined the Phenom’s approach speed should have been 126, with final flaps set to 3. The Phenom stalled on final at 92 knots, with flaps set to 4.