Five bodies have now been recovered from the Hudson River in New York following the horrific mid-air collision between a helicopter and a light plane.

Nine people, including five Italians who were on the helicopter, were killed in Saturday's crash.

Officials said the plane's right wing clipped the back of the helicopter.

In these images (above) from Fox News, the plane, top, and the helicopter, bottom, glance away from each other in the horrifying crash. Pieces of both vehicles can be seen in the air as, in the right image, the plane seems to disappear in a puff of smoke.

Watch the video here:

Source: NY Daily News