Distress Find September 2015
Photo taken from CAP Plane
Major Draper talking to NC Spin News
Draper, Green, Newton
Air Crew: Mission Pilot-Capt Anthony Green, Mission Observer-Maj Fred Draper, Mission Scanner-Maj James Newton. On 23-SEP-15 this air crew located a vehicle underside down in the power line right of way adjacent to NC Hwy 46 in Northampton county near Gaston, NC. The find was reported and the aircrew directed emergency personnel to the scene. The vehicle was approxiamately 50 feet off the road in a ravine and was not visible from the road even in a higher vehicle like a fire truck. A fireman was directed to walk from his parked fire truck into the power line right of way before he could see the vehicle. The aircrew learned after landing that the vehicle belonged to the missing lady. All three were awarded the FIND Ribbon with Propeller device and certificates.