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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.

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.

The New York Police Department said it recovered a body from the plane believed to be the pilot but said it could not confirm the body's identity.

Around six police and fire rescue boats trawled through the river into Friday night as authorities continued their search.

New Jersey State Police Sergeant Jeff 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.


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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