This P-47 Thunderbolt aircraft was one of three that had departed from Republic Airport at the American Airpower Museum in Farmingdale, New York, on Long Island, which is celebrating the 75th anniversary of the P-47.
It was crashed on may 2016 into the water, between New York and New Jersey into Hudson River. As ABC News reported, the pilot, a 56-year-old William Gordon of Key West, Florida, died from the crash.
The single-seater P-47 Thunderbolt fighter began smoking and listing to one side as it buzzed over the water and went down just south of the Edgewater Marina in Edgewater, N.J., around 7:30 p.m., told the Daily News New York.
The P-47 Thunderbolts were considered stalwarts of the United States military during World War II. The P47-Thunderbolts were the heaviest single-engine fighter planes used by Allied forces in World War II. They first went into service in 1942, with the 56th Fighter Group based on Long Island.