Plane In Hudson River

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NYPD and FDNY joint operation in the Hudson River where small plane went into the water.

On May 27, 2016, at 7:29 p.m., police responded to a report of a plane in distress in the Hudson River, in the vicinity of the 79 Street Boat Basin, within the confines of the 20 Precinct. Responding emergency workers discovered a small single seat plane submerged in the water. The plane was secured to a harbor launch and rescue divers entered the water in search of the pilot. A 56-year-old male was removed from the water and declared deceased by EMS. The investigation is ongoing.