The Air Accidents Investigation Branch report concludes that the student pilot had been "presented with a situation beyond his experience", and although the Cessna 150's engine was functioning properly, insufficient power was set to fly level in the landing configuration without losing speed.

As well as proposing a radio telephony prefix identifying solo student pilots, the investigator recommends: "With the exception of issuing instructions to go around, controllers shall not issue instructions that would require an aircraft in the final stages of approaching to land to deviate from its expected flightpath unless exceptional overriding safety considerations apply."

Source: Flight International