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[UPDATED] FAA: Two Rescued from Hudson River after Small Plane Crash

The survivors were rescued near JFK Marina in Yonkers. The plane remains submerged.

 

7:22 p.m. 

The FAA confirmed to Patch that the aircraft is a Piper PA-32. Conditions to fly were clear and the pilot was not receiving Air Traffic Control Services, meaning, the pilot was not receiving help to navigate his course through other planes or obstructions.  

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7:05 p.m.

FAA spokesperson Kathleen Bergen confirmed via e-mail to Patch that, "A single-engine aircraft is in the Hudson River near Yonkers, NY. Two persons wearing life vests were rescued by local authorities. The aircraft is submerged. FAA does not yet have the aircraft type, N-Number, IDs, or any info about the flight." 

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6:22 p.m. 

Reports of two persons rescued near John F. Kennedy Marina Launch off Warburton Avenue at John F. Kennedy Memorial Drive in Yonkers. 

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6:15 p.m.

Orangetown Police: Piermont Fire Department River Rescue boats on their way to assist with rescue efforts were told to turn around. 

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Original Report:

Yonkers police are investigating a report of a plane going down in the Hudson River. Stay with Patch for updates on this story.

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