A small plane crashed into the Hudson River off Yonkers Sunday evening, prompting the rescue of the pilot and one passenger by local authorities.
The two people were rescued near John F. Kennedy Marina Launch off Warburton Avenue at John F. Kennedy Memorial Drive in Yonkers by Yonkers Police at around 5:30 p.m.
Authorities in Piermont -- across the Hudson -- were called out, as well, but turned around before arriving.
FAA spokesperson Kathleen Bergen confirmed via e-mail to Patch that the aircraft is a Piper PA-32.
"Two persons wearing life vests were rescued by local authorities," she added. "The aircraft is submerged."
Conditions to fly were clear and the pilot was not receiving Air Traffic Control Services, meaning the pilot was not receiving help to navigate his course through other planes or obstructions.
Local authorities told the FAA that the pilot departed Trenton-Robbinsville Airport in Robbinsville, NJ, Bergen said.