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Mechanical issue forces aircraft landing east of Colorado Springs

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Civil Air Patrol's Colorado Wing responded to a mechanical problem which forced one of their aircraft to land early during a weekend cadet orientation ride.

According to a release, the CAP aircraft, a Cessna 182R model experienced engine problems Friday afternoon. The pilot made a safe landing at the Air Force Academy Bullseye Auxiliary Field just east of Colorado Springs.

Civil Air Patrol conducts cadet orientation flights as part of the Cadet Program to introduce young members to the mechanics of flying, according to a release. This weekend's O-Ride Rally was conducted out of the Meadow Lake Airport in Peyton.

The Civil Air Patrol said CAP pilots are FAA certified and are expected to have proficiency in handling these types of unexpected situations. 

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