The airplane – a single-seater P-47 Thunderbolt – went down two miles (3.2km) south of George Washington Bridge.
Divers later recovered a physique – believed to be that of the pilot – from the submerged airplane.
The reason for the crash has not been confirmed, however engine failure has been cited as a attainable trigger.
The airplane was one among three that flew from an airfield in Farmingdale, east of New York Metropolis.
They have been collaborating in capturing a promotional video to mark the 75th anniversary of the American Airpower Museum.
The 2 different plane – a P-40 and a airplane taking the images – returned safely to the airfield.
Scuba divers recovered the physique of a 56-year-old man three hours after the crash. New York police recognized the person as William Gordon of Key West, Florida.
It made type of a U-turn, after which there was a stream of smoke coming from it.
It was tilting down towards the water. I believed they have been performing some form of trick.
In 2009, the pilot of an airliner with 155 passengers and crew made an emergency touchdown within the Hudson.
All these on board have been later rescued in what later turned often known as the “Miracle on the Hudson.