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Published: Saturday, 6/28/2014

Police: 2 rescued after small plane winds up in Delaware River, undergoing medical evaluation


NEW CASTLE, Del. — Delaware State Police say two people have been rescued from a single-engine plane that wound up in the Delaware River.

They report that the two people do not appear to have life-threatening injuries.

State police say air traffic controllers at the New Castle County Airport reported around 10:45 a.m. today that they had lost contact with an aircraft.

The plane was located in the Delaware River in the area between Fort Delaware State Park and Fort Mott State Park in New Jersey with the plane’s occupants seen near the aircraft. State police say a helicopter was able to get the two occupants from the water.

They have been transported to shore for medical evaluation.

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