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(NEW YORK) — A World War II-era fighter plane crashed in the Hudson River Friday night, officials said.

The exact circumstances of the crash were not clear, but the NYPD was on the scene, between New York and New Jersey.

In a statement, the Federal Aviation Administration said that it received a report that a World War II-era P-47 Thunderbolt may have gone down in the river, two miles south of the George Washington Bridge.

“Search and rescue was headed to the scene,” the statement said.

In a later statement, the FAA said that the aircraft was one of three that had departed from Republic Airport on Long Island. The two other aircraft returned to the airport safely, the FAA said.

This is a developing story. Please check back in for updates.

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