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Body retrieved from jet in Hudson

Feb 28, 2011 5:04 pm

Mid Hudson News Network reports that the body of the pilot whose aircraft crashed into the Hudson River just north of the Kingston-Rhinecliff Bridge on Saturday afternoon, February 26, was recovered by divers late yesterday afternoon, February 27. Thick ice on the river made it difficult for emergency crews to get to the wreckage of the British-built BAC-167 Strikemaster military training jet that nosedived into the river killing the pilot and sole occupant, Michael Faraldi, 38, a doctor with Northern Dutchess Hospital who lived in Germantown. In order to recover the wreckage of the plane, state police said, a special helicopter was brought in to place the wreckage onto a barge where it would be transported to an undisclosed location and examined by the FAA and NTSB. The plane had initially departed from Nashville, TN en route to Columbia County Airport. FAA spokeswoman Holly Baker said the plane’s last stop prior to crashing was at Johnstown, PA airport. The single-engine, two-seater jet plane was built in 1969.
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