2004 Civil Air Patrol National Accidents Report

22 Nov 03, Wisconsin Wing, CAPF 5 Checkride, C-182

By CFI Pilot | AuxBeacon News Contributor

[Editor’s Note: We received this from one of our reader’s. Thank you for your contribution.]

The Civil Air Patrol claims to have a great flight safety record. It is far from the truth. Attached is an older CAP accident report for your reference. Please redact my name.


In 2004, General Aviation (GA) landing accidents account for ~ 1/3 (33%) of all aircraft accidents. CAP experienced 4 out of 6 (66%). Why do you think this is happening? In GA, 25% of landing accidents occur during flight instruction. 3 out of 4 CAP landing accidents (75%) this year had CAP Certified Flight Instructors on-board. Poor landings and pilot error are consistently a top CAP safety trend.