The wreckage of a vintage P-47 Thunderbolt airplane that crashed in the Hudson River
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WW2 aircraft pulled from Hudson River

A pilot has died after a vintage World War Two aircraft crashed in the Hudson River between New York and New Jersey.

A pilot has died after a vintage World War Two aircraft crashed in the Hudson River between New York and New Jersey on Saturday.

The plane - a single-seater P-47 Thunderbolt - went down two miles (3.2km) south of George Washington Bridge.

The cause of the crash has not been confirmed, but engine failure has been cited as a possibility.

Nancy Silvestri, the press secretary for New York City Emergency Management, explained how they pulled the plane out of the water.

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