NTSB: Visibly Upset Pilot Apologized Before Jumping Out Of Plane

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Charles Hew Crooks, the pilot who reportedly jumped to his death from a damaged plane on July 29, was so upset with a mishap earlier in the flight that he opened a cockpit window and may have become sick, the pilot of the craft told investigators from the National Transportation Safety Board.

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Cary police release 911, emergency calls after Charles Hew Crooks jumped or fell out of a cargo plane before it made an emergency landing at RDU Airport on July 30, 2022. Here are excerpts from the calls and radio traffic that day. BY KEVIN KEISTER

Crooks was 'visibly upset' over earlier mishap before jumping from plane, pilot tells NTSB
Pilot Charles Hew Crooks, 23, died July 29 after he jumped or fell out of a plane before it made an emergency landing at Raleigh-Durham International Airport in North Carolina.

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