Small plane crashes in water off Breezy Point, one body found: reports

The NYPD Special Operations Division tweeted photos of the wreckage, including parts of a tail, found after a small plane crashed off Breezy Point.
Photo via Twitter/@NYPDSpecialops

Authorities have recovered the debris of a small plane — along with the body of the possible pilot — which crashed off the coast of Breezy Point on Wednesday night, according to published reports.

The single-engine aircraft hit the water before 8 p.m. and authorities reportedly began to discover parts of the wreckage more than a mile off of Beach 219th Street, reports said.

Aviation and scuba search teams spent the night searching the water and also continued through Thursday morning.

The body of one man, who authorities reportedly believe was the only person on board the plane, was pulled out of the water.

Both the Federal Aviation Administration and the National Transportation Safety Board will investigate what caused the accident.

However, authorities reportedly said there was no mayday call from the cockpit and the FAA had no reports of missing aircraft.

According to reports, the plane was registered to a private owner from New Hampshire, James McGee, and had taken off from Philadelphia earlier that night.

The NYPD Special Operations Division tweeted images of wreckage pulled out of the water, including parts of the plane’s tail.

The NTSB is scheduled to give an update on the crash later this afternoon.

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