The family of the 23-year-old pilot raised questions after he left the plane mid-flight
Charlie Crooks was a 23-year-old pilot who mysteriously died after getting out of the plane he was flying mid-flight without a parachute, Today reported.
The “small twin plane” made an emergency landing at Raleigh-Durham International Airport after a problem with the “landing gear”.
Urgently, we have lost the right wheel,” an unnamed pilot who was another passenger on the plane said in the recording. We want to talk to Raleigh and make an emergency landing in Raleigh.
Authorities claimed that the plane skidded off the runway and crashed into the grass. When the emergency crew opened the plane’s door, the Federal Aviation Administration noted that only one co-pilot appeared.
According to TMZ, law enforcement is evaluating multiple theories to explain what happened to Charlie. One suggested that he checked the extent of damage to the rear door of the plane when it crashed. The pilot’s initial air traffic control call explained that “two people were on board.”
An airport employee called 911 after they learned that Charlie was no longer on the plane.
Staff told the operator that Charlie “jumped out without a parachute so he could be hit to the ground.”
Charlie’s close friends and family members refuted those claims. A close friend even recounted an incident where Charlie had a plane crash in the past and it landed just fine.
Before the tragic incident happened, Charlie posted a photo of himself sitting in the back of the plane on Instagram. Notes write:
If there’s anything we can do to make your journey more comfortable, we’ll gladly open a ramp at the back of the plane for you.
Roomies, what are your thoughts?