Pilot Dead as Plane Goes Down in Waters Off Queens

NEW YORK (AP) -
Police pull a small plane on Thursday from the waters of the Atlantic Ocean off Queens. (NYPD Special Ops)
Police pull a small plane on Thursday from the waters of the Atlantic Ocean off Queens. (NYPD Special Ops)

Police have recovered a male body in the wreckage of a small plane that went down in the Atlantic Ocean off Queens late Wednesday night.

Police say the body was found in the area where pieces of fiberglass, an aircraft wheel, fuselage and personal property were recovered about a mile and a half off Breezy Point. Authorities had gone there following 911 calls from witnesses reporting a plane down at about 7:30 p.m.

The plane had been en route to New Hampshire from Philadelphia.