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Plane Lands on Road Near Sussex County Airport

GEORGETOWN, Del. -  Delaware State Police say a small plane landed on a roadway after attempting to land at the Sussex County Airport near Georgetown.

Police say it happened at about 10:00 a.m. Sunday on Park Avenue. Troopers say the plane hit some utility cables during the landing, damaging some utility poles. Trooper say a car was hit by the cables but no one inside was injured.

As of 12:30 p.m., Park Avenue between Wood Branch Road and South Bedford Street was closed while crews worked to clear the cables.  A WBOC reporter on the scene says the plane was moved to the side of the road and a tow truck was preparing to remove it.

The pilot, who is from out of town, would not identify himself, but says he comes to Georgetown every weekend for brunch. The pilot was not injured, and police say no one else was on board the airplane.
The Federal Aviation Administration is handling the investigation which is still ongoing.
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