2 rescued after plane crashes in Hudson River

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Associated Press

Posted on January 27, 2013 at 7:30 PM

YONKERS, N.Y. (AP) — Two people have been rescued from a single-engine plane that crashed and sank into the Hudson River off Yonkers, N.Y.

Police say the small plane with only two people aboard crashed late this afternoon.

Authorities say the two survivors were wearing life vests when they were plucked from the waters about 20 to 30 minutes after the crash and taken to Jacobi Medical Center.

A Federal Aviation Administration spokeswoman described the plane as a Piper PA-32 single-engine aircraft. She says the pilot told local authorities that the flight departed from the Trenton-Robbinsville Airport in Robbinsville, N.J.

Lt. Toni Scherer of Empress Ambulance Service says the two -- a man and a woman in their 30s -- were treated for hypothermia and are listed in stable condition at Jacobi.

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185-w-32-(Julie Walker, AP correspondent, with Lieutenant Phil Collins, Yonkers Police Department)--Two people have been rescued from a small plane that crashed into the Hudson River in Yonkers, just north of New York City. AP correspondent Julie Walker reports. (27 Jan 2013)

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188-a-09-(Lieutenant Phil Collins, Yonkers Police Department, in AP interview)-"i was told"-Yonkers Police Lieutenant Phil Collins says a boat that was on scene helped rescue the people who were on the plane. (27 Jan 2013)

<<CUT *188 (01/27/13)>> 00:09 "i was told"

186-a-05-(Lieutenant Phil Collins, Yonkers Police Department, in AP interview)-"off of Yonkers"-Yonkers Police Lieutenant Phil Collins says the plane went down in the Hudson River Sunday evening just after 5:00 p.m. ((note "this afternoon" in cut refers to Sunday)) (27 Jan 2013)

<<CUT *186 (01/27/13)>> 00:05 "off of Yonkers"

166-v-18-(Julie Walker, AP correspondent)--Authorities in New York say two people have been rescued from a small plane that went down into the Hudson River this evening. AP correspondent Julie Walker reports. ((watch for dating)) (27 Jan 2013)

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