Seaplane makes hard landing in river
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.