Single engine aircraft down in the Delaware River

Delaware State Police say they’re responding after a small single engine aircraft wound up in the Delaware River.

Delaware State Police say air traffic controllers at the New Castle County Airport reported around 10:45 a.m. Saturday that they had lost contact with the aircraft. The plane was located in the Delaware River in the area between Fort Delaware State Park and Fort Mott State Park in New Jersey with the plane’s occupants seen near the aircraft. News stations were reporting two people were inside the plane at the time of the crash.

The Delaware State Police says a helicopter is on scene attempting to hoist the plane’s occupants from the water.

State Police spokesman Sgt. Paul Shavack said he did not have any additional information.

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