Woman lands small plane in Lancaster desert

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LANCASTER – No one was injured when a small plane made an emergency landing in an open field in Lancaster Tuesday morning.

The incident happened shortly before 9 a.m. near Avenue F and 30th Street West, authorities said.

The plane, a Piper PA 32, departed from William J. Fox Airfield around 8:50 a.m., according to the Federal Aviation Administration.

Shortly after takeoff, the pilot reported engine problems and then made a forced landing in the desert, FAA officials said.

A female pilot was the only person onboard and was not injured, according to preliminary reports.

The incident is still under investigation.