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Small plane crashes into New York's Hudson River

A boat searches for the wreckage of a vintage P-47 Thunderbolt airplane that crashed into the Hudson River on Friday evening. Credit: Reuters

A small plane crashed into New York's Hudson River on Friday, police said.

A pilot was rescued from the water after the World War Two P-47 thunderbolt aircraft went down off Manhattan's West 79th Street, a few miles south of the George Washington Bridge

New Jersey State Police Sergeant Jeff Flynn said the male sole occupant was transported to a local hospital with minor injuries.

Sergeant Flynn said the plane was in the area because of Fleet Week, a week-long celebration of the US military's seafaring service members.

An investigation has been launched into the causes of the crash.

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Teen Man Utd sensation Marcus Rashford scores on England debut v Australia

Marcus Rashford scored with only his fourth touch of the game. Credit: PA

England beat Australia 2-1 in a friendly at the Stadium of Light, with teen debutant Marcus Rashford scoring a brilliant goal in the second minute with only his fourth touch of the game.

Wayne Rooney smashed in a second for Roy Hodgson's side – his first England goal as a sub – before an Eric Dier headed own goal gave Australia some hope midway through the second half.

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