YONKERS, N.Y. (CBSNewYork/AP) — Authorities in New York say two people have been rescued from a small plane that went down into the Hudson River off Yonkers.
Yonkers police said that a 39-year-old New Jersey woman and her passenger a 43-year-old man, were the only two people aboard the plane, a single engine Piper PA-32, which crashed and sank early Sunday evening.
The pair left the Trenton/Robbinsville airport and were flying under visual flight rules and contact with air traffic control when the plane went down.
The pilot called a mayday before crashing near the marina off JFK Memorial Drive, the first calls came in around 5:30.
Yonkers police and the marina launched boats to look for survivors.Authorities told WCBS 880’s Alex Silverman that they spotted a man and a woman in life jackets floating down stream in the icy water.