Authorities on Monday searched for a small plane with three people aboard that lost contact with air traffic controllers in western New York. The twin-engine plane carrying a pilot and two passengers was near Jamestown, New York, when it was last heard from shortly before 6 pm Sunday, Chautauqua County Sheriff James Quattrone said. The plane was headed to Jamestown Regional Airport from North Carolina, he said.
The search for the plane was halted about 1 am and resumed after daylight, authorities said. Weather may have been a factor in the plane’s disappearance. The Jamestown area was experiencing wind gusts of about 25 to 30 mph with light snow Sunday night.