Authorities searching for a single-engine, fixed-wing plane that vanished from radar Sunday night in Delaware located the fatal crash scene several hours later.
State police say the plane went missing shortly after 7 p.m. Sunday night.
According to the state police, the plane went off radar after an emergency call was placed to the control tower on Dover Air Force Base.
Police, firefighters from several local departments and members of the Department of Natural Resources' Fish and Wildlife Division focused their search in the area of Bayside Drive and North Little Creek Road in Little Creek.
Shortly before 11 p.m. came word that the wreckage had been found and one fatality was confirmed. That person was believed to be the pilot, who was likely flying alone, authorities said.
The FAA is investigating the crash.
Rain arrives for the second half of the work week. Another fall-like blast of cool weather to follow for the weekend.
Expect unsettled weather for the next two days. Humid today and tomorrow, with seasonable temperatures. The best chance for rain will be this afternoon & tonight, where we'll see on and off showers and thunderstorms.
Clouds and showers linger though much of Friday. We may still see a passing shower Saturday morning. Unseasonably cool air returns this weekend.