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Great Lakes Region Simulated Disaster Relief Mission Overdue Aircraft Reported

March 7, 2020

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07 March 2020        Lake in the Hills, IL Posted 1:40 pm CST 

Civil Air Patrol's Great Lake Region is conducting a disaster relief exercise during the first two weeks of March. One of today’s operations simulates our ability to respond to an overdue aircraft reported by the Airforce Rescue Coordination Center (AFRCC).  Civil Air Patrol conducts over 90% of all inland search and rescue for the AFRCC and in 2019 was credited with saving 155 lives.  

Cadet and adult volunteers from Illinois, Indiana, and Wisconsin will be conducting an aerial and ground coordinated search in an effort to locate a simulated reported overdue aircraft. The pilot was flying unaccompanied in a 1993  Avid Mark IV, 1993 which was red skin with a tail number N442LP. The pilot is a white male, 30 years, 5’10: weighing 190lbs, with black hair brown eyes. The pilot is a deputy sheriff and is IFR rated with 500 hours in the aircraft.  The pilot departed Lacrosse Airport (KLSE) on 6 March 2020 at 0745 am CST on route Delaware Airport (KMIE)in Indiana. Civil Air Patrol search and rescue teams will be coordinating searches along with multiple states responding over anticipated flight paths. 

Civil Air Patrol encourages any media organization interested in covering these operations to contact us before visiting our command centers in Lake in the Hills IL, Indiana’s Camp Atterbury, or any other ground operation location. The Public Information team is prepared to connect reporters with CAP staff and to support stories highlighting local volunteers supporting their communities.


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