The accident took place in Land O’ Lakes, Florida, in September 2012. The pilot, 48, was a 14,000-hour A330 captain employed by the Swiss charter airline Edelweiss Air. He was delivering the newly purchased 172, of which he was a co-owner, from Boulder, Colorado, to Tampa. He had spent the previous night in Oklahoma and then had stopped at Minden, Louisiana, and Pensacola, Florida. He took off from Pensacola at 9:44 p.m. local time for the 340 nm leg to Tampa Executive and checked in with Tampa Approach at 1:30 a.m. He was then about 40 miles out at 7,500 feet. Approach cleared him to descend VFR, pilot’s discretion, through Tampa Class B airspace.