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Body Recovered During Search in Hudson River Plane Crash

By kcora on
West New York

Authorities tonight recovered a body of the pilot of a World War II vintage P-47 Thunderbolt aircraft that crashed into the Hudson River.

The plane which was participating in the Fleet Week New York activities, reportedly had some type of engine trouble shortly before it crashed around 7:30 p.m.

According to authorities, as if 10 p.m. the pilot was unaccounted for.

However, at approximately 10:45 this evening, divers recovered the body of William Gordon, 56, of Key West, Fla., near site of the crash.

Officials have not officially confirmed that Gordon was in fact the pilot.