Two Dead In Jamestown Plane Crash

JAMESTOWN, NY (WNY News Now) – Two are dead following a plane crash in the Jamestown Airport Tuesday afternoon. 

The plane, a Cirrus SR22T departed from Oshawa, Canada Tuesday morning. The plane landed in Erie Pa, then again at the Jamestown Airport to fill up.

The plane left the airport at 1:41 p.m. heading to Waterloo Ontario, crashing 11 minutes later.

 Crews were on scene within minutes, but they discovered a fully engulfed wreckage.  

“There’s nothing left of the plane,” explained Chautauqua County Sheriff Jim Quattrone. “There’s parts and that’s it. It was an intense fire as we stated, we believe it fueled up, we believe the capacity of that plane was 92 gallons so it’s likely 92 gallons of fuel on board.”

Multiple witness reports involve seeing a parachute. While accurate, it was a part of the plane, not a person.

“That plane is equipped with a parachute, for if they were to have mechanical issues, they could activate that,“ stated the Sheriff. “So it was not a individual, it was for the airplane itself.” 

Two unidentified, deceased men have been accounted for. Currently the Sheriff’s department does not want to release their names, waiting to notify friends and family.

The investigation is currently ongoing with multiple agencies involved. 

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