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The pilot of a single engine aircraft escaped injury after making a hard landing in a field in Franklin County.  It happened just before 5 pm this evening in Greene Township near the 3500 block of Airport Road.

The pilot attempted to return to Chambersburg Airport for an emergency landing after the aircraft’s motor stalled out. The plane made a controlled “hard” landing in a field just short of the airport. The FAA is investigating.