Small plane crashes into the Hudson River

Posted: 6:24 PM, Jan 27, 2013
Updated: 2013-01-28 13:44:06-05

Two people flying a small plane Sunday evening crashed into the Hudson River near the Yonkers train station, according to the Yonkers Fire Department.

The couple, identified as a man and a woman, were plucked out of the water by Yonkers Police Department boats and at least one is being treated for hypothermia.

According to reports, the pilot, who has not been identified, called ‘mayday’ just before crashing near a marina off JFK Memorial Drive.  FDNY and NYPD marine units reportedly received calls about the crash around 5:45 p.m.

The plane is a Piper single-engine model, according to

While a much smaller plane was involved this time, the crash is reminiscent of the “Miracle on the Hudson” — when Capt. Chesley “Sully” Sullenberger’s landed a bird-struck U.S. Airways on the river on January 15, 2009.