Coast Guard Auxiliary aircrew makes emergency landing in Cresskill, N.J.

1st Coast Guard District NewsNEW YORK – Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector New York received notification of a downed Coast Guard Auxiliary aircraft in Cresskill, New Jersey, Thursday.

Two Auxiliary crewmembers on a routine patrol on the Hudson River made an emergency crash landing in a field in Cresskill.

At 4:31 p.m. the Auxiliary crew checked in with Coast Guard watchstanders reporting their operations as normal and passed their current position over the Hudson River.

At 4:48 watchstanders received notification from a Coast Guard Auxiliarist who was not aboard the aircraft reporting the flight had gone down and medical crews were on scene.

The two Auxiliarist involved in the crash were transported by medical personnel to Hackensack Hospital in Hackensack, New Jersey. Their medical condition is unknown at this time.

The cause of the crash is currently under investigation.

The Coast Guard Auxiliary is a volunteer organization that exists to support Coast Guard missions. Coast Guard Auxiliary units, or flotillas, promote safety for recreational boaters throughout the year through community outreach.

For further information regarding the Coast Guard Auxiliary, please visit: http://www.cgaux.org.

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