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P-47 Crashes In Hudson River

Sat May 28, 2016 1:06 am

http://nypost.com/2016/05/27/plane-cras ... son-river/



A vintage WWII fighter plane crashed into the Hudson River Friday night.

A P-47 Thunderbolt fighter plane went down in the river near the Intrepid Museum at around 7:30 p.m. near 46th Street, according to law enforcement sources.

“I was down by my building and I saw the airplane circle around a couple of times,” witness Frank Pijuan said.

“And then it disappeared.”

Aviation and harbor units were responding to the scene.

Police say there’s at least one survivor in the water.[Edited 2016-05-27 18:07:37]
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RE: Breaking - P-47 Crashes In Hudson River

Sat May 28, 2016 1:14 am

Update:

http://www.northjersey.com/news/vint...-crashes-in-hudson-river-1.1607035

It appears that 3 may have been on the plane, it had engine trouble, was flying with 2 other vintage aircraft. The flyover is part of 'Fleet Week' celebrations in NYC. Apparently the 3 aircraft flew out an airport on Long Island. Apparently the plane crashed closer to the New Jersey side of the river.
 
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RE: Breaking - P-47 Crashes In Hudson River

Sat May 28, 2016 1:28 am

3 people in a P-47 fighter plane? Seems as cramped as it is reckless.
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RE: Breaking - P-47 Crashes In Hudson River

Sat May 28, 2016 1:39 am

Per
https://www.yahoo.com/news/small-plane-crashes-hudson-river-unclear-many-aboard-000342901.html?ref=gs

THREE P-47s were participating in fleet week, ONE went down. Single pilot rescued.
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RE: Breaking - P-47 Crashes In Hudson River

Sat May 28, 2016 2:07 am

The pilot has survived and brought to a hospital. Authorities are still not sure, but don't believe anyone else on the plane. The planes flew out of Republic Airport, the remaining 2 returned there.
 
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RE: Breaking - P-47 Crashes In Hudson River

Sat May 28, 2016 3:16 am

Earlier reports were wrong. Sadly, the pilot perished in the accident.

http://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/...nds-hudson-river-article-1.2652690
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RE: Breaking - P-47 Crashes In Hudson River

Sat May 28, 2016 6:35 am

RIP Bill Gordon. Very sad when one of these old warbirds goes down and takes her pilot with her.
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RE: Breaking - P-47 Crashes In Hudson River

Sat May 28, 2016 7:22 am

To be completely-accurate:

TWO warbirds, ONE pilot per plane
ONE helicopter following them to do promotional photography
FOR the Jones Beach Airshow this weekend

Landed near Jersey side of the Hudson, in view of Edgewater restaurants and such on the banks of the river.

Witnesses say pilot tried to get out and got the canopy partially open but the thing then sank.
Divers confirmed canopy was partially-open, reached in, and pulled the deceased pilot out by grabbing his foot.
Swimmer in water was/may-have-been good Samaritan trying to help; he's fine.

Pilot was 25-years-experienced airshow pilot who recently moved to Key West.

Very sad.
 
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RE: Breaking - P-47 Crashes In Hudson River

Sat May 28, 2016 3:07 pm

Heartbreaking...  

Any idea which '47 it was? I'm a particular fan of the Jug and probably know the plane that went in. Prayers for the family and friends of the aircraft pilot.
 
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RE: Breaking - P-47 Crashes In Hudson River

Sat May 28, 2016 5:06 pm

It was "Jackys Revenge", based out of the American Airpower Museum, Republic/Farmingdale Airport, Farmingdale, NY.
 
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RE: Breaking - P-47 Crashes In Hudson River

Sat May 28, 2016 5:21 pm

Quoting Grummancat (Reply 8):
Any idea which '47 it was? I'm a particular fan of the Jug and probably know the plane that went in. Prayers for the family and friends of the aircraft pilot.
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Sat May 28, 2016 5:23 pm

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Re: Breaking - P-47 Crashes In Hudson River

Wed Jun 15, 2016 4:01 pm

NTSB has released a preliminary report about this crash:
http://www.ntsb.gov/_layouts/ntsb.aviat ... 0749&key=1

An initial examination of the wreckage revealed that the airframe was generally intact. The engine remained attached to the
airframe. A cursory examination of the engine revealed that the number 18 cylinder on the Pratt and Whitney R-2800 radial engine
was damaged, consistent with an in-flight occurrence. Oil was present on the exterior of the engine.
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