The single engine fixed wing plane vanished off the radar around 7:10 Sunday evening near Bayside Drive and North Little Creek Road.
An emergency call was placed in to the control tower over Dover Air Force Base.
Troopers, wildlife officials and firefighters from surrounding areas were called in for assistance when the discovery was made.
It's not clear if anyone else was onboard.
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