Iconic Civil Air Patrol Plane Strikes Fuel Truck

CAP Cessna 172P, N9344L
CAP Cessna 172P, N9344L

By Rob Roy Bitters | AuxBeacon News Contributor

[Editor’s Note: This tip came in from Connecticut Wing in mid-May, but we somehow overlooked it. To be fair, this was an incident, not an accident and there were no injuries. Unconfirmed rumors suggest this happened when the aircraft was turning into a parking slot. Thank you for your contribution.]

Please inform all your readers that a CAP pilot has driven the iconic N9344L, a Cessna 172, into the back of a fuel truck here at KHFD in Connecticut. N9344L was the first CAP plane to fly over the World Trade Center in New York City after the 911 terrorist attack.

Date: 11-MAY-19
Time: 17:30:00Z
Regis#: N9344L
Aircraft Make: CESSNA
Aircraft Model: 172P
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: UNKNOWN
Activity: MILITARY
Flight Phase: TAXI (TXI)
Aircraft Operator: CIVIL AIR PATROL
City: HARTFORD
State: CONNECTICUT

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