Small Plane Lands on Route 1 in Delaware

By David Chang
|  Tuesday, Aug 13, 2013  |  Updated 5:34 AM EDT
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Small Plane Lands on Route 1 in Delaware

Delaware State Police

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Officials at Dover Air Force Base say one of its small planes made an emergency landing on Route 1 in Dover.

Emergency crews received the call around 5:20 p.m. The U.S. Air Force Cessna aircraft landed in an open field southwest of the approach lights to the runway near Dover Air Force Base. After landing, the plane crashed through a fence onto Bay Road. The aircraft continued northbound before crossing both southbound lanes into a wide center median on Route 1.

The plane finally came to a stop without striking any oncoming vehicles.

As the plane was traveling on the highway, several cars swerved out of the way to avoid a crash. One vehicle, a 2005 Hyundai Elantra, struck the center guardrail. No one inside the car was injured however.

A 54-year-old instructor pilot and a 44-year-old pilot were both inside the plane. Neither pilot suffered any injuries.

Southbound traffic in the area was limited to one lane of travel for about 2 1/2 hours as Air Force officials moved the plane from the roadway.

Officials have not yet revealed the cause of the emergency landing.

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