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Pilot Killed In Single-Engine Airplane Crash In Delaware

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DOVER, Del. (CBS) — One person was found dead after emergency crews located the wreckage of a small plane that crashed in Dover, Delaware on Sunday evening.

Delaware State Police say the wreckage is believed to be that of a single engine fixed-wing plane that was reported missing when it vanished off radar shortly after 7 p.m. after an emergency call was placed to the control tower on Dover Air Force Base.

Police say members of the Little Creek Volunteer Fire Company located the wreckage around 9:35 p.m. in a wooded area near White Oak Road, west of Long Point Road and east of Route 1 in Dover.

The pilot, who was the only occupant of the plane, was killed in the crash.

The Federal Aviation Administration is investigating the cause the crash.