Small plane crashes in Hudson River; divers seek survivors

NEW YORK (AP) – Police say someone they thought was a survivor of a small-plane crash in the Hudson River between New York and New Jersey was a swimmer.

New Jersey state police say divers are searching for possible survivors. It’s unclear how many people were on the plane.

Firefighters say the plane had been participating in Fleet Week activities and had engine trouble before it went down Friday night.

The Federal Aviation Administration says it received a report a World War II vintage P-47 Thunderbolt aircraft may have gone down near the George Washington Bridge.

North Hudson Regional Fire and Rescue co-director Jeff Welz says firefighters and the Coast Guard responded. He says the plane sank quickly.

The annual Fleet Week draws thousands of people to the nearby Intrepid Sea, Air and Space Museum for events including live demonstrations.

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