Police: Small plane crashes in Hudson River

Posted at 8:17 PM, May 27, 2016
and last updated 2016-05-27 20:17:51-04

NEW YORK (AP) -- Police say a small plane has crashed in the Hudson River between New York and New Jersey, and aviation authorities say it may be a World War II-era plane.

The Federal Aviation Administration say it received a report a World War II vintage P-47 Thunderbolt aircraft may have gone down in the river 2 miles south of the George Washington Bridge.

The New York Police Department says the plane crashed Friday night in the river closer to the New Jersey side. The NYPD says it's sending boats to the crash scene.

It's unclear how many people were aboard the plane.

New Jersey state police say marine units are responding to a report of small, noncommercial aircraft down in the river near West New York.