7 bodies recovered from Hudson after midair crash

(AP) - Federal officials say seven bodies have been recovered from the midair collision between a sightseeing helicopter and small plane over the Hudson River

HOBOKEN, N.J. - (AP) - Federal officials say seven bodies have been recovered from the midair collision between a sightseeing helicopter and small plane over the Hudson River that killed nine.

National Transportation Safety Board spokeswoman Debbie Hersman said Sunday at a news conference that two more bodies have been recovered. Five bodies had been pulled from the river earlier along with the wreckage of the helicopter. Police using sonar have located the submerged small plane that collided with it.

Investigators are searching for pictures and videos of Saturday's accident, which was seen by thousands on the clear summer day.

Three members of a Pennsylvania family were in the private plane and five Italian tourists and a pilot from New Jersey were in the Liberty Tours helicopter.

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Trending Video

News 12 Brooklyn asked residents who their favorite 1 Word on the Street: Presidents Day
The victims, both males, are 15 and 18 2 The Buzz: East 55th Street shooting
A man is accused of an armed robbery 3 Man accused of armed robbery at Brownsville beauty supply store
A two-alarm fire broke out at a bakery 4 2-alarm fire breaks out at Williamsburg bakery
Hasidic fashion designer Seth Braunstein created the clothing 5 Brooklyn Style: Hasidic fashion designer creates clothing line

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Features

Sorry to interrupt...

Your first 5 are free

Access to News12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Time Warner® and Service Electric℠ video customers.

Please enjoy 5 complimentary views to articles, photos, and videos during the next 30 days.

LOGIN SUBSCRIBE