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

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

A small plane crashed into the Hudson River off Yonkers Sunday evening, prompting the rescue of the pilot and one passenger by local authorities.

The two people were rescued near John F. Kennedy Marina Launch off Warburton Avenue at John F. Kennedy Memorial Drive in Yonkers by Yonkers Police at around 5:30 p.m.

Authorities in Piermont -- across the Hudson -- were called out, as well, but turned around before arriving.

FAA spokesperson Kathleen Bergen confirmed via e-mail to Patch that the aircraft is a Piper PA-32.

"Two persons wearing life vests were rescued by local authorities," she added. "The aircraft is submerged."

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. 

Local authorities told the FAA that the pilot departed Trenton-Robbinsville Airport in Robbinsville, NJ, Bergen said.

Ray Adamick January 27, 2013 at 11:55 PM
Wonder why?
Edith January 28, 2013 at 01:32 PM
Any news on the name of the pilot yet?
Ray Adamick January 28, 2013 at 02:14 PM
Not that I know of!
Ray Adamick January 28, 2013 at 02:16 PM
Maybe they're trying get the plane out Andy!
bonnie gonzalez January 28, 2013 at 02:42 PM
Hope everyone is doing fine it a horrible experience to be in that situation.


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