OCS crews aid in search for missing couple

The Nebraska Civil Air Patrol spent a weekend early in January 2014 assisting in the search for a couple missing for eight days in Antelope County Nebraska.  According to Antelope County Sheriff Bob Moore, the Couple was last seen Sunday Evening, Jan 5, 2014, near O’Neil NE.

Omaha Composite Squadron aircraft took part in the search.

Nebraska Civil Air Patrol aircraft flew over 25 hours in the search mission launching one aircraft from Omaha and one from Lincoln Nebraska. According to CAP’s Incident Commander Lt. Col. Darrell Nelson, the Aircraft

Aircrew is debriefed after returning from the search area.

conducted a grid search in an area bounded by O’Neil, Chambers, and Inman NE. A CAP communications vehicle staffed with CAP members from Fremont Nebraska provided air to ground communications and coordination with the Antelope & Holt County Sheriff’s Departments as well as the Nebraska State Patrol. The Fremont CAP Squadron also spent hours conducting a ground search in the primary search area.  While the search efforts did not locate the missing couple, CAP activities did generate several leads according to Sheriff Moore that may lead his department to the missing couple.

All aircrews performed in a professional, competent and safe manner.

OCS Aircrew prepares for flight. From L to R: 2dLt. Alexander Cleaveland, Maj. Steven Johnson and Lt. Col. Daniel Peterson.

Photo Credits: Maj. Tom Pflug

Target area.

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