Stewart Alexander v. Civil Air Patrol Lawsuit

CIVIL AIR PATROL

By CFI Pilot | AuxBeacon News Contributor

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Stewart M. ALEXANDER, Jr. v. CIVIL AIR PATROL

This action is brought under the Federal Tort Claims Act against the United States and Civil Air Patrol, Inc., to recover damages for serious permanent injuries sustained by plaintiff in an Army airplane accident which killed the pilot, co-pilot and the Commander. The accident occurred September 24, 1950, near Evansville, Indiana, airport, where the plane hit the ground and burst into flames 600 yards before reaching the runway where the pilot intended to land the plane.

At the close of all of the evidence the action against the Civil Air Patrol, Inc., was dismissed because the evidence disclosed that the plane was owned, maintained, operated and exclusively controlled by the Army Air Force of the United States.