Sept. 4, 2012: First-responders gather in the Lancaster desert after a pilot made an emergency landing.
A pilot departing from a Lancaster airfield was able to safely make an emergency landing in the desert after his plane experienced engine problems, according to the Federal Aviation Administration.
"A Piper PA 32, tail number N308DF, departed from Fox Field around 8:50 a.m.," according to a statement from Ian Gregor of the FAA.
"Shortly after departing, the pilot reported engine problems. The pilot then made a forced landing in the desert," according to Gregor.
The pilot was the only person onboard and was not injured, according to a preliminary report.