YONKERS, N.Y. (CBSNewYork/AP) — Two people left the hospital Monday after their single-engine plane crashed into the icy Hudson River off Yonkers on Sunday.
CBS 2 has learned the identities of the pilot and passenger recovering from what some are calling another “Miracle on the Hudson.”
The pilot has been identified as Deniece Depriester Kok, 39. A Federal Aviation Administration database lists her as a certified flight instructor. Her passenger was 43-year-old Christopher Smidt. Both are from New Jersey.
Depriester Kok and Smidt left the hospital and were back at their homes Monday night. Inside Smidt’s house, his friends told CBS 2’s Jessica Schneider he was in bed by 8 p.m., exhausted and recovering.