It is with deep regret that I inform you that three members of the Civil Air Patrol perished in the line of duty yesterday.
A Wyoming Wing aircrew was participating in an AFRCC authorized search for a missing 16 year old. After the plane was reported two hours overdue, a second CAP aircraft was launched to search for the missing C-182 when a U.S. Forest Service helicopter working in the area spotted the crash site in rough terrain.
The names of the members will not be released until their next of kin have been notified. I will provide you with more information as it becomes available.
AMY S. COURTER
Brigadier General, CAP
Acting National Commander
Semper Vi, guys.