by Staff Writer

Just after 8:45, Monday morning rescue crews from the New Castle County Airport (ILG) Crash Fire Rescue Team contacted 911 asking for an ambulance from the Wilmington Manor Fire Company.

Crews on scene were telling dispatchers that a plane had a landing gear issue upon landing.

Delaware River and Bay Authority Spokesman James Salmon said that a single-engine Piper aircraft made an emergency landing on Runway 27 at ILG. Upon landing, the aircraft’s landing gear collapsed and the plane continued on its belly. Two individuals on-board exited the plane and declined medical attention, add Salmon.

Runway 9/27 is closed due to the crash.