Coast Guard Auxiliary aircrew in stable condition after emergency landing

1st Coast Guard District NewsNEW YORK – Coast Guard officials continue to assist with the investigation of a downed Coast Guard Auxiliary aircraft in Cresskill, New Jersey, Friday.

Rescued were:

Jack Rosenberg, a Coast Guard Auxiliarist since 2005.

Erik Pearson, a Coast Guard Auxiliarist since 2010.

Rosenberg and Pearson were on a routine patrol over the Hudson River when they had made an emergency crash landing in a field in Cresskill.

At 4:31 p.m. the Auxiliary crew checked in with Coast Guard watchstanders at Sector New york 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.

Rosenberg and Pearson were transported by medical personnel to Hackensack Hospital in Hackensack, New Jersey. Their medical condition is listed as stable at this time.

The cause of the crash is currently under investigation by National Transportation Safety Board, Coast Guard and FAA officials.

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.

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