One rescued after helicopter, plane collide over Hudson River

First responders gather on a pier after a plane and helicopter collided Saturday over the Hudson River.
One person was rescued from the Hudson River on Saturday after a tour helicopter collided with a small plane, the Coast Guard said.

A helicopter believed to have six people on board collided with a plane over the river between Lower Manhattan and Hoboken, New Jersey, New York Deputy Police Commissioner Paul Browne told CNN. Rescue divers and Coast Guard boats were searching the water. The helicopter belonged to Liberty Helicopter Sightseeing Tours. Arlene Salac, a spokeswoman for the Federal Aviation Administration, said the tour company Liberty had confirmed the helicoper was one of its own. The plane apparently left from Teterboro Airport in Teaneck, New Jersey. Salac said radar contact was lost with a small plane this morning, and that is the one the FAA believes crashed. Were you there Send images Ron Marsico, spokesman for the New York Port Authority, said a small plane landed at Teterboro to pick up one passenger late Saturday morning. The plane took off at 11:54 a.m., he said.