Vintage plane crashes into New York's Hudson River: Body found

The body of a 56-year-old man was recovered from the river

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Vintrage Plane Crashes In The Hudson; Body Found


A body has been recovered after a vintage World War Two plane crashed into the Hudson River in New York.

The aircraft, a single-seater P-47 Thunderbolt, crashed between New York and New Jersey, two miles south of George Washington Bridge.

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The plane was one of three that flew from airfield in Farminbgdale, east of New York, and they were taking part in shooting a promotional video to mark the 75th anniversary of the American Airpower Museum.

It is believed the plane suffered an "inflight engine failure", according to museum spokesman Gary Lewi.

Scuba divers recovered the body of a 56-year-old man, believed to be the pilot, three hours after the crash, according to the BBC.

According to the Telegraph, a witness who saw the crash, Hunter College student Siqi Li, said: "It made kind of a U-turn, and then there was a stream of smoke coming from it. It was tilting down toward the water. I thought they were doing some sort of trick. I didn't realise it at first, but it was a plane crash."

The crash happened near where a US Airways passenger plane carrying 155 people crash-landed on the Hudson safely in 2009 in what later became known as the Miracle on the Hudson.