The Blue Penguin became interested in CAP during the Steve Fossett search. He was very critical of CAP and as a result, put together another webpage about CAP here: http://blue-penguin.org/forum/pag/needles/needles.html As with the CAP crash page referenced by Live2Learn, don't miss reading the bottom of the page....
Regardless of this "Penguin" person's intent, a clear message that comes through from the sad tales in "needles" is the large number of accidents where survivors of the crash are woefully unprepared for their new and very hostile environment... Washington State's aircraft SAR coordinator has compiled similar stats for crashes here. It's absolutely true that, absent a flight plan, good survival preparations, and a little luck the search really is one for "a needle in a haystack". FWIW, on that not too distant day when the ADSB mandate strikes we might??? see some improvement in the stats, at least for those aircraft that are ADSB compliant. Especially if they're also 406 compliant.
Thanks for posting the links to these additional Penguin websites. They too add useful information for possible safety discussions. What do you suppose might be the metaphor intended by "Penguin" for his nom-de-plume?? Lives in a barren place (France), blends with the crowd (on the internet), hold his eggs (bits of knowledge) on his feet, circles slowly through the crowd - sometimes on the edge and others in the middle?