Civil Air Patrol Pilot Crashes with Cadets Onboard

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By Anonymous AuxBeacon News Contributors

[Editor’s Note: We received multiple comments and a contact submission alerting us to yet another Civil Air Patrol crash. It appears this Civil Air Patrol New York Wing plane was conducting cadet orientation flights. We are all relieved that the cadets were not more seriously injured. Thank you all for the contribution that will be added to the listing.]

The aircraft experienced a loss of directional control and subsequent runway excursion at Geneseo Airport (D52), Geneseo, New York. The airplane came to rest inverted, sustaining substantial damage, and the three occupants onboard received unspecified injuries.


Federal investigators are looking into the plane crash that occurred Friday during preparations for this weekend’s 2018 Geneseo Airshow.

Three people, including two teenagers, were hurt when a single-engine plane flipped over.

The crash left a single engine Cessna 182T [N291CP] wrecked and upside down in between the grass runway and taxiway at the Geneseo Airport.

It was a plane from the Civil Air Patrol, which is like an aviation-themed version of the Boy Scouts.

The 14 and 15-year-old C.A.P. cadets on board got out with bumps and bruises but the 65-year-old pilot suffered a broken back.

He’s reported in stable condition after they were all taken to Strong Memorial Hospital. Emergency crews got to the scene within about one minute and found they’d all gotten themselves out of the plane.

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