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  • Single-engine DAFB plane makes emergency landing on Del. Route 1

  • A Dover Air Force Base single-engine airplane made an emergency landing on Del. Route 1 southbound Monday afternoon.
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  • A Dover Air Force Base single-engine airplane made an emergency landing on Del. Route 1 southbound Monday afternoon.
    The plane landed safely with no injuries, according to officials from the Dover Air Force Base 436th Airlift Wing.
    The Aero Club Cessna aircraft made the emergency landing between exits 93 and 91 on Del. Route 1 at approximately 5:23 p.m, Monday. The airplane was traveling from Richmond International Airport and was due to arrive at the Air Force base at 5:20 p.m., according to flightaware.com, an flight tracking website.
    Traffic was diverted to the shoulder of the highway, causing a backup along the southbound lanes of Del. Route 1.
    The cause of the emergency landing is not yet known, said DAFB officials. First responders from Dover Air Force Base, Delaware State Police and the Federal Aviation Administration arrived at the scene this evening.
    Minor damage was reported to the aircraft, said Michael O'Connor of the Dover Fire Department, which responded to the scene Monday. Dover Air Force Base Crash Rescue units were the first to respond, followed by the fire department, Delaware State Police, DelDOT and the U.S. Air Force.
    Additional details will be provided as they become available.
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