Coast Guard, local agencies respond to plane crash on the Hudson River

A 25-foot response boat from Coast Guard Station New York underway in New York Harbor at dusk. Developed in a direct response to the need for additional Homeland Security assets in the wake of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, the Defender Class boats were procured under an emergency acquisition authority. With an overall length of 25 feet, two 225 horsepower outboard engines, unique turning radius, and gun mounts boat forward and aft, the Defender Class boats are exceptional waterborne assets for conducting fast and high speed maneuvering tactics in a small deployable package.

A 25-foot response boat from Coast Guard Station New York underway in New York Harbor at dusk. 

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.

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