DELMAR, Del.- Authorities are conducting an investigation after a small plane overturned in a farmer's field east of Delmar, Del., early Monday afternoon.
Delaware State Police said the incident occurred shortly before 1 p.m., as a small single engine aircraft landed in a field in the area of the 38000 block of Contentment Lane.
Police said that after the plane landed and was taxiing forward, it flipped over prior to coming to a stop.
Jesse Furry lives two houses from where the incident occurred. He said he was eating lunch when he heard Chopper 16 flying overhead. When he went outside to investigate, he saw the plane.
"I mean, I realize it's not an everyday occurrence but you know, I guess it was unusual to see it out here in my backyard, so to speak," he said.
While it is unclear why the pilot had to land in the field, it certainly has people talking.
"I think it's crazy because we were outside and saw it flying around not too long ago. It's something that doesn't happen very often," noted Kevin Forse.
Investigators said the single occupant of the plane, the pilot, was able to free himself and was not injured in the incident.
"He's awful lucky," remarked Sam Mitchell of Delmar.
Police said the investigation has been handed over to the Federal Aviation Administration.
Authorities at the scene noted that the crash was not connected with another incident involving an unmanned Naval aircraft that went down early Monday afternoon into a marshy area in southern Dorchester County.
Saturday, May 18 2013 10:19 AM EDT2013-05-18 14:19:20 GMT
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