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Aircraft Overshoots Runway Near Dover This Morning

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Dover – The Delaware State Police were called to an incident this afternoon in which a small aircraft overshot a runway, Public Information Officer, Master Corporal Gary Fournier.

Fournier said the incident occurred around 10:22 a.m. Saturday September 30, 2017 after the pilot of a 1971 Fixed Wing Single-Engine Cessna dialed 9-1-1 to report that the aircraft had overshot the runway at Chandelle Estates Airport located at 114 Kruser Boulevard. Troopers along with personnel from DelDOT responded to the scene where they located the small aircraft in the middle of Bayside Drive (SR9) between Silver Leaf Lane and White Oak Road. The pilot and one passenger were uninjured and the plane sustained damage to the prop and front landing gear.

SR9 between Silver Leaf Drive and White Oak Road was closed for approximately an hour and a half while the plane was removed from the roadway.

The investigation into this incident has been turned over to the Federal Aviation Administration.

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