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The pilot of this plane was conscious and alert after crash landing in a field off Back Mountain Road in Frederick County this afternoon.

A pilot survived after crash landing in a field off Back Mountain Road near the Fishel Road intersection about 2:30 p.m. today.

State police said the man was conscious and alert after the crash and was hospitalized at Winchester Medical Center.

About an hour after the crash the small, four-seat plane could be seen lying upside down near a tree line.

State police said FAA investigators were en route.

See Thursday's Winchester Star for more information.

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