Yesterday, August 11, at around 3:30 pm, I saw an unusual-looking plane flying over Ithaca, NY. It seemed fairly small -- approximately business jet sized. Unfortunately, I didn't have time to get a picture, but I remember several distinctive aspects of its appearance:
- Canard and seemingly no conventional tailplane
- Single pusher propellor
- Low, swept wing with winglets. Pretty sure it was tapered.
I only saw the plane from below, so I don't know anything about design aspects on the top side of the plane. I checked on FlightAware and FlightRadar24, and didn't see any obviously-matching flights, but I may have missed something. Based on some googling, what I saw seems pretty close in appearance to the AASI Jetcruzer (picture below), but apparently only five of these were ever registered, all in California. According to that same page, only one remains registered, most recently in Washington. The most recent flight recorded with its tail number (N200JC) by FlightAware is from 2014.
Additionally, the wing profile doesn't look quite right to me. Another somewhat similar-looking plane that has a more correct-looking wing is the Beechcraft Starship (picture below). However, I'm quite sure that what I saw only had a single propellor. According to the same website, only one specimen of this aircraft remains registered, and similarly its last flight recorded by FlightAware was in 2011.
Are there any more likely possibilities for the aircraft I saw than one of these rare and seemingly seldom-flown planes?