2 rescued after plane crashes in Hudson River

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

Associate Press Release

YONKERS, N.Y. (AP) -- Two people have been rescued from a single-engine plane that crashed and sank into the Hudson River off Yonkers, N.Y.

Police say the small plane with only two people aboard crashed late this afternoon.

Authorities say the two survivors were wearing life vests when they were plucked from the waters about 20 to 30 minutes after the crash and taken to Jacobi Medical Center.

A Federal Aviation Administration spokeswoman described the plane as a Piper PA-32 single-engine aircraft. She says the pilot told local authorities that the flight departed from the Trenton-Robbinsville Airport in Robbinsville, N.J.

Lt. Toni Scherer of Empress Ambulance Service says the two -- a man and a woman in their 30s -- were treated for hypothermia and are listed in stable condition at Jacobi.

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