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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 244580
Last updated: 4 December 2020
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Date:01-NOV-2020
Time:17:47
Type:Silhouette image of generic GA7 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Grumman American GA-7 Cougar
Owner/operator:Cougar Air JV LLC
Registration: N791GA
C/n / msn: GA7-0080
Fatalities:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 3
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Category:Accident
Location:near Chautauqua CO/Jamestown Airport (JHW/KJHW), NY -   United States of America
Phase: Approach
Nature:Private
Departure airport:Burlington Alamance Regional Airport, NC (KBUY)
Destination airport:Chautauqua County-Jamestown Airport, NY (JHW/KJHW)
Investigating agency: NTSB
Narrative:
The aircraft with three occupants onboard impacted the terrain in Ellicot, Chautauqua County while on approach from the east to Chautauqua County/Jamestown Airport (JHW/KJHW), Jamestown, New York. The airplane sustained substantial and the three people onboard were fatally injured.

Last reported data at 17:48 EST displayed altitude of 1,900' MSL [180' AGL], and groundspeed of 105 MPH. Derived airspeed based on reported wind was approx. 130 MPH / 113 KTAS. Sunset was 16:48 EST.

According to Chautauqua County Sheriff Jim Quattrone, the last contact with ATC was at 17:47 EST. The wreckage was located the next morning around 10:00 EST. The 3 occupants were fatally injured.

Automated Weather for KJHW, time 22:56Z [17:56 EST] METAR KJHW 012256Z AUTO 27019G30KT 1SM -SN BR SCT005 BKN008 OVC013 M01/M02 A2985 RMK AO2 PK WND 27030/2247. Decoded: Wind 270 degrees at 19 knots, gusting 30 knots, visibility 1 statute mile in light snow and mist, clouds 500 feet scattered, 800 feet broken, 1,300 feet overcast, temperature -1 deg. C, dewpoint -2 deg. C., altimeter 29.85. Peak wind 270 degrees at 30 knots (peak wind at time 22:47Z [17:47 EST]

Sources:

https://wnynewsnow.com/2020/11/01/search-for-missing-plane-underway-in-chautauqua-county/
https://spectrumlocalnews.com/nys/buffalo/news/2020/11/02/authorities-searching-for-missing-plane-in-chautauqua-county
https://www.wgrz.com/article/news/local/police-fire-agencies-search-for-missing-plane-at-jamestown-airport/71-c10c09a7-9fc7-4e53-991c-0c331ef5ffd8
https://wgrz.com/embeds/video/71-77d2326e-8dd3-45fd-bf21-729342664c5b/iframe?jwsource=cl
https://flightaware.com/live/flight/N791GA/history/20201101/2000Z/KBUY/KJHW
https://registry.faa.gov/aircraftinquiry/Search/NNumberResult
https://www.aircraft.com/aircraft/1278179/n791ga-1978-grumman-ga-7-cougar

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gulfstream_American_GA-7_Cougar


https://www.goerie.com/story/news/2020/11/02/plane-missing-chautauqua-county-searchers-look-vanished-aircraft/6120545002/

Location


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
02-Nov-2020 04:31 Geno Added
02-Nov-2020 04:36 Geno Updated [Aircraft type, Source]
02-Nov-2020 16:47 Anon. Updated [Total fatalities, Nature, Source]
03-Nov-2020 13:29 aaronwk Updated [Time, Location, Source, Damage, Narrative]
03-Nov-2020 13:37 Aerossurance Updated [Location]
03-Nov-2020 21:35 Captain Adam Updated [Registration, Other fatalities, Location, Narrative]

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