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Plane Lands On Highway In Dover

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U.S. Air Force Photo by 1Lt. Anthony Richardson U.S. Air Force Photo by 1Lt. Anthony Richardson

A Cessna plane landed on U.S. Route 1 just next to the Dover Air Force Base in Dover, Delaware at around 5:25 p.m.

Delaware State Police say that the plane landed facing north, on the Southbound lanes. Certainly not what drivers expect to see during rush-hour traffic. Drivers who were driving had to swerve to avoid colliding with the plane as it traveled Northbound on the Southbound lanes. No one was hurt.

Delaware State Police say that the pilot was forced to make an emergency landing in an open field, and the plane continued in a northeasterly direction and crashed through a fence and got on the highway.

Southbound traffic in the area of the incident was limited to one lane of travel for approximately 2 ½ hours as the plane was removed from the roadway by Air Force officials.

The FAA is investigating what led to the emergency landing.

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