Sea­plane makes hard land­ing in river

Northwest Arkansas Democrat-Gazette - - NATIONAL -

NEW YORK — The Na­tional Trans­porta­tion Safety Board said it’s de­ter­min­ing whether to in­ves­ti­gate a sea­plane mishap on New York’s East River.

Spokesman Eric Weiss said Satur­day the board was col­lect­ing in­for­ma­tion to make the de­ci­sion.

The plane, which was car­ry­ing 10 peo­ple, made a hard land­ing in the river Fri­day evening. All were res­cued and de­clined med­i­cal at­ten­tion.

The pas­sen­gers aboard the East Hampton, N.Y.-bound plane in­cluded TV pro­ducer Bill Lawrence, the cre­ator of Scrubs and other shows.

Plane op­er­a­tor Tail­wind Air LLC said the char­ter flight aborted its take­off from a Man­hat­tan sea­plane ter­mi­nal. The com­pany said it re­sumed nor­mal op­er­a­tions Fri­day and was grate­ful that no one was se­ri­ously in­jured.

West Har­ri­son, N.Y.-based Tail­wind Air had no im­me­di­ate up­dates Satur­day.

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