Squadron Participates in Search for Missing Pilot/Aircraft
On Wednesday, June 1st, Airmen from
the Kentucky Wing, Civil Air Patrol (CAP) in a coordinated effort with
state and local agencies found the missing aircraft. There were no
survivors. According to reports, a Kentucky Army National Guard helicopter
spotted scorch marks northwest of the airfield on Tickridge Road near
Fordsville. A CAP ground team was dispatched to the target area to confirm
the sighting and to locate the aircraft at around 3:30 PM local time. The
aircraft was found in a very inhospitable area only reachable on foot. CAP
Ground Team Bravo was responsible for hiking in and confirming the find.
CAP resources stood down at that time and the accident scene was turned
over to the state and local police and local authorities. The National
Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) will then take over the investigation
of the incident.
(Page added on 22-Jun-16)