Vintage plane crashes in New York's Hudson River

A World War Two-era plane crashed in New York City's Hudson River off Manhattan on Friday and authorities said the pilot was unaccounted for.

New Jersey State Police Sergeant Jeff Flynn said the aircraft went down off Manhattan's West 79th Street, a few miles (kms) south of the George Washington Bridge, at around 7:30 p.m.

Flynn initially said the plane's sole occupant, a male pilot, was rescued from the river and transported to an area hospital with minor injuries.


The agency later said on its Twitter account however that there were conflicting reports from the scene and they could no longer confirm the swimmer in the water was the plane's pilot.

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