Delaware State Police are on the scene after a single engine Piper plane crashed upon landing at Jenkins Airport west of Wyoming.

The incident took place at approximately 7:08 a.m. Aug. 8, said division spokesman Master Cpl. Gary Fournier. An initial investigation showed the plane, piloted by a 62-year-old man from New Jersey, was making a planned landing at the airport on Westville Road. The aircraft, a 1980 Piper, landed on the grassy runway and then continued across Westville Road before coming to a stop in the yard of the Trego family across from the airport. 

Gayle Trego said she went to the aircraft just after it came to rest.

“I ran out there and the guy was getting out,” she said. “I’m just happy no one was hurt.”

Husband Fred Trego concurred.

“I’m glad no one was hurt, and that there weren’t any vehicles or school buses passing by,” Trego said.

Detectives are working with the Federal Aviation Administration to determine the cause of the crash.

The pilot and a 43-year-old male passenger were not injured, Fournier said.