CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - A small airplane went down in an open field, clipped a tree and lost its left wing before landing upside down just north of the Chambersburg Mall Tuesday evening, according to a fire official.
The pilot walked away uninjured and the co-pilot escaped with a small scrape and a bruise to the head, said Bobby Albrecht, deputy chief of the Fayetteville Fire Department.
Albrecht described the two as "very lucky."
The Piper Colt single-engine plane lost power shortly after it took off from a private airstrip about 8 p.m., Albrecht said.
The plane clipped some trees and bounced once in an open field, he said. The plane then gained altitude again, but not enough to clear a 12-foot embankment.