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2 rescued after single engine aircraft down in the Delaware River

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NEW CASTLE, Delaware — Delaware State Police say two people have been rescued from a single engine plane that wound up in the Delaware River.

Delaware State Police report the two people do not appear to have life-threatening injuries.

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 an 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. A helicopter was able to get the two occupants from the water.

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