USCG Training Center Searching for Pilot after Plane Lands on Secured Beach

Coast Guard Training Center Cape May has resumed normal security operations following the heightened security postures imposed Monday.

“At this point we are confident the missing pilot is not aboard the training center,” said Chief Warrant Officer John Edwards, training center spokesperson. “After working with Cape May County Sheriff’s Department’s K-9 unit, which indicated the pilot’s scent lead away from the training center, as well as physical tracks from the plane and security camera footage showing the pilot heading away from the training center itself, the command decided to resume standard security measures.”

Training Center Cape May security personnel will continue to be posted at all access points, as well as by the plane.

Multiple agencies responded to the aircraft landing Sunday evening, including the Coast Guard Fire and Police Departments, Coast Guard Investigative Services, Cape May County Police Department and the Cape May County Sheriff’s K-9 Unit.