UPDATE: DAFB Plane Makes Emergency Landing On Route 1 In Delaware
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DOVER, Del., (CBS) – Officials say a Dover Air Force Base plane made an emergency landing on Route 1 in Delaware Monday night.
The incident occurred at about 5:30 p.m. at Bay Road (SR1), north of Bayside Drive (SR9) in Dover.
According to Delaware State Police, an U.S. Air Force Aero Club Cessna aircraft made an emergency landing in an open field, southwest of the approach lights to the runway near Dover Air Force Base.
Police say after the plane landed in the field, it crashed through a fence and onto Route 1.
According to police, the aircraft then traveled northbound in a right turn lane of southbound Route 1, then crossed both southbound lanes and into the wide center median where it came to a controlled stop without striking any vehicles.
Police say the driver of a 2005 Hyundai Elantra avoided colliding with the plane and other vehicles, striking the center guardrail.
The 32-year-old driver and her four passengers, ages 14, 14, 10, and 4, were not injured.
A 54-year-old instructor pilot and 44-year-old pilot were also not injured in the incident.
The Federal Aviation Administration is investigating.
Southbound traffic in the area of the incident was limited to one lane of travel for about two and a half hours as the plane was removed from the roadway by Air Force officials.