NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Crews located debris and a body late Wednesday, after a small plane went down off Breezy Point, Queens.

A call came in at 7:50 p.m. that a small plane had gone down offshore from the Rockaway Peninsula neighborhood, police sources told CBS2.

The caller reported seeing a flash in the sky over Breezy Point, sources said.

Police Harbor Units recovered debris from the two-seater plane about 1 1/2 miles offshore, sources said. Some of the debris was believed to be part of a wing, and a wheel and a tail were also found sources said.

Police around 11:15 p.m. said a body was recovered among the wreckage. It was not immediately learned how many people were on the plane.

The NYPD Special Operations Unit tweeted photos of the plane and the response.

As CBS2’s Valerie Castro reported, the search was still underway late Wednesday evening.

The plane was believed to have been headed from Philadelphia to Maine, sources said.

The Federal Aviation Administration was investigating, but early Wednesday evening, did not have any reports of missing aircraft.

It was unknown how many people might have been on the plane, or what caused it to crash.


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