‘Scrubs’ Creator Bill Lawrence’s Plane Crashes in East River, No Injuries Reported

TV producer was heading to the Hamptons

Last Updated: July 21, 2017 @ 5:00 PM

“Scrubs” creator Bill Lawrence was aboard a seaplane that crashed in New York City’s East River on Friday afternoon.

The plane, which was headed to the Hamptons, experienced a broken pontoon and was disabled around 5:30 p.m. ET, according to WABC. Ten people, including passengers and crew, were evacuated by FDNY and taken to 23rd Street Marina on the East Side. No injuries were reported.

Lawrence later posted several photos of the incident on social media. “Wild day. Daughter and all ok. First plane crash. Thanks NYC emergency folks,” he wrote on Twitter.

“Our sea plane,” he wrote in the caption of an Instagram post showing the disabled plane in the river. “Going to go drink tequila continuously. #Lucky.”

According to the New York Daily News, the flight was operated by Tailwind Air Service. “One of our seaplanes has become disabled in the East River this evening. All passengers and crew were evacuated safely and the seaplane was towed to a nearby dock,” the company said in a statement.

For real, sea plane didn’t go great. #Allgood

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Our sea plane. Going to go drink tequila continuously. #Lucky

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Along with his work on “Scrubs,” Lawrence was also co-creator of “Cougar Town” and “Spin City.” He has written for many other shows including “Friends,” “The Nanny,” and “Boy Meets World.”

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