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News Release from Civil Air Patrol
Miss. – A
small plane crash [in Jackson, MS] Tuesday evening killed three of Civil Air Patrol's
Mississippi Wing members – Col. John E. Tilton Jr., former member of Civil Air
Patrol's Board of Governors and Alabama Wing and Southeast Region commander;
the Mississippi Wing's standardization/evaluation officer, Lt. Col. David
Williams; and Capt. William C. Young, finance officer for the Maj. James
McKinnie Composite Squadron.
A-32 the three men were flying in crashed in a residential area shortly after
takeoff about 5:10 p.m. from Hawkins Field Airport, according to authorities.
The plane wasn't part of CAP's fleet, and the men weren't on a CAP mission;
they were headed to a Federal Aviation Administration safety meeting in
Raymond, Miss., about 30 miles away.
"The CAP family
is deeply saddened by this tremendous loss," said Col. Carlton Sumner,
Mississippi Wing commander. "These fine men served selflessly in the military
and/or in CAP. Their legacy will be marked by tireless service, devotion to
duty and with great personal integrity and character. They touched innumerable
lives as friends, business associates, mentors, instructors and leaders."
condolences go out to the families of these great Americans," Sumner
said. "May their families know their service to the members of their
respective communities as Civil Air Patrol volunteers was greatly appreciated
and was in keeping with the highest traditions of the organization."
Chuck Carr, CAP national commander, cited the "tremendous loss suffered by
Civil Air Patrol." In a message to the organization's 61,000 members
nationwide, he said, "Each of us in the CAP family is shocked and saddened by
this loss, and I ask that you keep the victims, their families and friends in
your thoughts and prayers during this very difficult time."
joined CAP in February 1998, was 65. He had served as the Mississippi Wing's
safety officer since June 2011. His wife, Col. Rebecca Tilton, is the wing's
government relations adviser.
served as Alabama Wing commander from April 2002-February 2006 and as Southeast
Region commander from February-October 2006, then as national safety officer
from October 2006-December 2007. He served as an at-large member of CAP's Board
of Governors from August 2007-November 2009.
He was an
experienced aviator, having flown as a helicopter pilot in the U.S. Army, where
he retired as a lieutenant colonel and held FAA qualifications as a certified
who also served as the McKinnie squadron's operations and standardization/evaluation
officer, joined CAP in August 1994. He was 69.
previously served as the wing's vice commander, chief of staff and director of
operations. He had also been the McKinnie squadron's deputy commander and Web
security administrator for the Singing River Composite Squadron.
credentials included military service as an Air Force F-101 fighter pilot, and
he held FAA qualifications as a certified flight instructor.
Young joined CAP in May 2011. He was 78. His aviation credentials also
included qualifications as an FAA certified flight instructor.
Transportation Safety Board and the FAA are investigating the crash.