Airplane Crash in North Carolina: A Pilot Lost His Life

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In a tragic airplane crash in North Carolina, a pilot died when the airplane was mid-air. He died because of falling from the airplane. It is not clear yet if he jumped from the airplane or suddenly fell from it. The incident happened on Friday.

It was a ten-seater CASA CN-212 Aviocar airplane owned by SPORE LTD LLC. When it took off, there were two pilots on board. The airplane developed some issues in its landing gear, so it had to make an emergency landing at the Raleigh Durham International (RDU) Airport.

And when the airplane landed, only one pilot was on board. The other one died because of falling from the airplane mid-air. His mysterious fall is under investigation by Federal Aviation Authority and the National Transportation Safety Board.

The pilot who died in the Airplane Crash in North Carolina has been identified as 23-year-old Charles Hew Crooks. The police are trying the find out the reasons why he was missing from the airplane when it landed. His dead body was located in the backyard of a house at 7:00 pm on the same day. The house is 30 miles away from the airport and is in Fuquay-Varina town. It is situated near Sunset Lake Road and Hilltop Needmore Road.

From the body, it is evident that Crooks was not wearing a parachute, and the police think that he fell from a height of approximately 3,500 feet. Some feel that he died before the fall happened.

The surviving co-pilot suffered minor injuries and was sent to Duke Hospital for treatment. He was discharged after having treatment. His name has not been revealed yet. It has been reported that he told the authorities that Crooks jumped from the plane before landing. He did not even take the parachute.

In the accident, the airplane got damaged. Its emergency landing has been captured on the camera. The video shows that the plane landed only on its left gear. While slowing down, it skidded through an area that was full of grass and was lying between runways. Then it stopped in tilted condition.

The operations at the RDU airport were temporarily suspended after the incident.

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