911 call: FAA says pilot described co-pilot jumping from plane


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Two Federal Aviation Administration employees in the Raleigh-Durham International Airport Tower told the Raleigh-Wake County 911 dispatcher that the surviving pilot reported his co-pilot jumped out of a plane last week before making an emergency landing.

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Body of co-pilot who exited plane mid-flight during emergency landing recovered in North Carolina neighborhood
Wake County Emergency Management officials told WRAL the initial 911 call was received at 2:30 p.m. Friday. The aircraft, a CASA 212-200, made an emergency landing about 18 minutes later, WRAL reported. Twitter/Simon Palmore

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The body of Charles Hew Crooks, 23, was discovered on July 29 in the backyard of a home in Fuquay-Varina, North Carolina, about 30 miles south of Raleigh Durham International Airport, where the plane made an emergency landing after losing its right wheel.
The body of Charles Hew Crooks, 23, was discovered on July 29 in the backyard of a home in Fuquay-Varina, North Carolina, about 30 miles south of Raleigh Durham International Airport, where the plane made an emergency landing after losing its right wheel.


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