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Roger Moore
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I just received news that Court Mumford is missing in Oregon in a newly purchased Piper Cub. The Civil Air Patrol has initiated a search but nothing has developed. I hope all goes well and he is found safe. For those of us who knew Court he is a class act and a real gentelman. Roger Moore
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dave carr
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I just did a little research and according to the local news in Portland the search has been suspended. Court disappeared on July 7. As of yesterday they had flown thousands of miles of search missions and found nothing. Apparently his new aircraft was not equiped with an ELT.

I knew Court quite well. We attended the same high school in Menlo Park, Ca. and flew together on numerous flights. He was an avid runner and we ran together many times including a pair of San Francisco marathons.

He's a real gentleman and I sincerely hope that he will somehow be found safe.

Dave Carr

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Recent information on the search for Captain Mumford.

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I too, knew Cort quite well. He was, if nothing else, a truly class act. Our mutual buddy, the three of us unseperable pals, was Tom Safranek, FE on the ill fated TWA 514 crash it Dulles in Dec.of '74. Tom and I had traded trips that day ... needless to say, that trade haunts me still.
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I flew with Court at TWA and always enjoyed him tremendously. What an active guy! So, being here in Oregon, I frequently wonder how that aircraft has never been located. Anyone ever hear any follow up news?
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Charlie Jennings
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Found This Info On Court.

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I was flying my light-plane that day nearly ten years ago. It was a very clear day even on the often foggy Oregon coast. Speculation is that our co worker Court Mumford may have gone sightseeing to the nearby coast. Because in 10 years the plane has never been found on land we speculate he was off shore (perhaps whale watching or following the shoreline) when the relatively new engine quit. The nearly 1000 pound mostly steel and aluminum aircraft would not float particularly with full fuel. However we would hope hikers in the woods within 400 miles of Portland Oregon report anything that looks like parts of a yellow cub.
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