The Associated Press reports A C-5 cargo plane crashed near Dover Air Force Base early Monday. There was no immediate word on fatalities.
The plane, the military's largest, went down about 6:45 a.m., said Allen Metheny, assistant director in the state Department of Public Safety.
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The plane broke into three pieces, with the cockpit separated from the fuselage and a wing shattered. It wasn't immediately clear whether the plane was taking off or landing when it crashed.
There have been six previous C-5 crashes since 1970. One involved hundreds of infants during Operation Baby Lift:
On April 4, 1975, a C-5A (No. 68-0218) carrying 328 people (including 17 crew members), crashed immediately after takeoff from Saigon-Tan Son Nhut Airport, Vietnam. The aircraft was en route to Luzon Island-Clark Field, Philippians. One hundred and fifty-five people died, including five crew members and many Vietnamese children and 38 American women.