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Small plane crashes in New York's Hudson River, one dead

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A small plane crashed into the Hudson River in New York on Friday, police said without specifying if there were casualties.

[NEW YORK] A small plane crashed into the Hudson River in New York on Friday, killing one person believed to be the pilot, police said. 

Police and firefighters launched a search of the river at the site of the crash and after several hours divers recovered a body, a spokesman said. 

The plane is a World War II-era P-47 Thunderbolt that was due to take part in an air show this weekend, news reports said.

AFP

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