KINGSTON, N.Y. (AP/1010 WINS) — Authorities in Ulster County are responding to a report that a vintage military jet crashed in the Hudson River as it came in for a landing at an airport in Kingston. The pilot was missing and feared dead.

Rescue crews responded Saturday to a spot on the river near Kingston-Ulster Airport, an airstrip that serves recreational aircraft. Only one person was known to be aboard the plane when it went down.

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Federal Aviation Administration spokeswoman Holly Baker says the aircraft was partially submerged after the crash and the pilot was unaccounted for.

The accident happened at about 1:30 p.m. Saturday on an ice-covered stretch of the Hudson near the Kingston-Rhinecliff Bridge.

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The jet was a British-made BAC 167 Strikemaster. Baker says it was headed to Kingston-Ulster Airport, about 50 miles southwest of Albany, from an airfield Johnstown, Pa., when it went down. The aircraft made a low pass over the airstrip before hitting the river.

Dispatchers for the Ulster County Sheriff’s Department and the Kingston police said they had no other information.

A person who answered the phone at Kingston-Ulster Airport said he couldn’t answer any questions.

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