2 Rescued After Small Plane Crashes Near Del. River

The aircraft was in the Delaware River in a muddy and marshy area between Fort Delaware State Park and Fort Mott State Park, New Jersey

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    The aircraft was found near the Delaware River in a muddy and marshy area between Fort Delaware State Park and Fort Mott State Park, New Jersey.

    Two men were rescued after a small plane they were flying Saturday crashed Near the Delaware River.

    The NC Air Traffic Control Tower at the New Castle County Airport reported Saturday, around 10:45 a.m. ET, that it lost contact with a small single engine aircraft.

    State Police reported that the aircraft was located in the Delaware River in a muddy and marshy area between Fort Delaware State Park and Fort Mott State Park, New Jersey. However, NBC10 Philadephia's SkyForce10 flew over the scene of the crash and showed that the aircraft had landed in a marsh near the water rather than in it.

    Officials say two "older men" were spotted in the water near the plane.

    A Delaware State Police helicopter arrived at the scene and rescued the two men. According to state police, their injuries do not appear to be life-threatening.

    A law enforcement source also told NBC10 that the men were covered in mud but appeared to be "okay." They walked on their own to an ambulance, according to the source.

    Officials have not yet revealed the cause of the crash.
     

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