Plane Crashes in Hudson River South of Albany

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    Authorities are still searching for a small, twin-engine plane that crashed and sank in the Hudson River below Albany

    It wasn't clear how many people were aboard the pontoon plane when it crashed about 4:30 p.m. Thursday near Germantown in Columbia County.

    State police say there are no survivors and only debris has been found. Witnesses say the plane broke up and sank on impact.

    Authorities believe the pilot is a local resident who took off from Columbia County Airport in Hudson. His identity has not yet been released.

    Police say divers and other rescue crews were at the scene but were delayed in entering the water because they were waiting for the fuel to dissipate.

    The Federal Aviation Administration is investigating.

    Germantown is 40 miles southeast of Albany.

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