Dover Air Force flyby to support COVID-19 responders cut short due to weather conditions

DELAWARE–Conditions were less than ideal Wednesday for flying and for that reason the Dover Air Force Base had to cut their flyover short.

The original plan was to have a C-17 Globemaster III fly over different cities to show support for first responders.

However, the plane had to divert back to base after flying over Christiana Hospital and Christiana and Bayhealth North.

“Shows our immense support and gratitude for first responders, medical professionals and all American heroes who are involved at the forefront of our fight against COVID-19. Additionally, these flyby’s will demonstrate our readiness,” Lt. Jeremy Jacobellis, 1st Lt. and Public Affairs Officer, said.

We are told if you have pictures or videos of the flyby’s, you can share them with the Air Force’s Facebook page at

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