NEW YORK CITY — Coast Guard crews and local responders are responding to reports of a small plane crashing on the Hudson River, New York, Friday.
The small plane which crashed on the Hudson River has been confirmed to be a PB-47 Thunder Bolt aircraft traveling with one person aboard.
Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector New York received a call at approximately 7:30 p.m. Friday, reporting a small plane had crashed into the Hudson River.
Sector New York issued an Urgent Marine Information Broadcast notice to mariners, requesting vessels in the area to keep a sharp lookout for the crashed plane and for any survivors.
Coast Guard rescue crews are on scene conducting searches for a survivor along with New York Police Department Divers and other local agencies included below.
Assets involved in the search include:
- Coast Guard Station New York
- New York Police Department
- New York Police Department Aviation Division
- New York Fire Deparetment
- New Jersey State Police
- And other local agencies are also responding.
The cause of the crash is under investigation.