Preliminary Report Released Following Jamestown Plane Crash

JAMESTOWN, NY (WNY News Now) – A preliminary report has been released following the plane crash that killed two earlier this month at the Jamestown Airport.

The journey was revealed to have been an instructional flight. The two Canadian-certificated pilots departed from Waterloo, Ontario, Canada. The purpose of the flight was reported to be a combination of training and to work on exporting another aircraft to the States for sale.

According to witnesses and ADS-B data, the plane had made one successful touch-and-go landing prior to crashing. A touch-and-go landing is commonly practiced when learning to fly a plane. The second time this maneuver was attempted, however, at about 100 to 200 feet in the air, the aircraft banked left, leveled, then banked right. Soon after, the flight’s parachute system was deployed. The airplane then crashed into a wooded area of the airport before being mostly consumed by fire.

The two pilots were killed in the crash, and the aircraft was subsequently destroyed. 

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