Charles Crooks Wiki, Biography, Age, Family, North Carolina Pilot, Cause of Death

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Charles Crooks, Only one of its two pilots was on board when a small plane made an emergency landing at Raleigh Durham International Airport on Friday.

That’s because one of the pilots jumped or fell to his death as the plane tried to land safely after losing its right wheel, according to federal authorities investigating the mystery.

Age of Charles Crooks

Charles Crooks is 23 years old.

North Carolina Pilot Dies

Police are trying to find out why 23-year-old Charles Hew Crooks was not in the cockpit when the plane hit the runway. His body was found in the backyard of a house about 30 miles south of the airport in the city of Fuquay-Varina. Crooks was not wearing a parachute and officials believe his body fell about 3,500 feet. Authorities are also unsure if he died before he fell.

“I think today was the first time for most of us to work on this incident,” said Darshan Patel, chief of operations for Wake County Emergency Management, according to WRAL. Both the Federal Aviation Authority and the National Transportation Safety Board are investigating.

Crooks’ co-driver, whose name has not been released, was hospitalized after minor injuries and was released later that day. Serious damage occurred to the aircraft with a capacity of 10 people.

Victims’ Father

The victim’s father, Hew Crooks, told local media he had no idea what had happened to his late son.

“We can’t process it right now, I don’t know,” he said.

β€œHe got his private pilot license while in college. I think he got it in second grade,” said Hew Crooks. “A few weeks ago he said he wouldn’t swap places with anyone in the world. He liked where he was.”

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β€œI can’t imagine what happened,” said the father. “We’ll figure it out, I guess.”

Fuquay-Varina Police Chief Brandon Medina described the situation as “unique” and did not say whether it was being treated as a criminal investigation.


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