Father Of Co-Pilot Who Exited Plane Before Emergency Landing Speaks Out

by News Update

Authorities say Charles Crooks either jumped or fell out of the plane 20 miles from the airport where his co-pilot made an emergency landing after the plane’s landing gear malfunctioned. Crooks’ father said the family is still in shock as multiple agencies are still investigating the incident. WRAL’s Keenan Willard reports.

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Michael Crooks August 1, 2022 - 2:54 AM

Repent Matthew chapter 24 Bible prophecies fulfilling repent vain is the help of man repent

Lovin'Life2016 August 1, 2022 - 2:55 AM

Was he trying to get the landing gear unstuck?

Michael Crooks August 1, 2022 - 2:55 AM

Repent Matthew chapter Bible prophecies fulfilling Jesus christ is Lord repent vain is the help of man repent

MY2 Cent August 1, 2022 - 2:57 AM

I am over 50 years old and have never been in an airplane do not want to get in one either. If man was meant to fly we would have wings. The only way i would ever get in a plane outside of an emergency is when we perfect superconductivity UNITL THEN NO.

Amid Azad August 1, 2022 - 2:58 AM

Sounds like a SUICIDE. Who would jump out of the flying Airplane like that? Besides, there is no way you can check the landing gear in that situation.

John August 1, 2022 - 2:59 AM

Remember never exit a plane in flight! Lol

Daniel Morris August 1, 2022 - 3:00 AM

People here are coming to all sorts of conclusions, without having all of the facts. This is America now, folks coming to conclusions despite their not studying the situation, exhibiting lazy minds and a lack of curiosity about science and just plain inarguable facts. This is our failure as a democracy.

quest 77051 August 1, 2022 - 3:00 AM

I have so many questions. I NEED ANSWERS.

Nevada Desert Rat August 1, 2022 - 3:01 AM

He was pushed

Billy Bishop August 1, 2022 - 3:01 AM

Maybe he panicked?? πŸ˜” So sad!!

Franco Yauri August 1, 2022 - 3:02 AM


Sean Geraldo August 1, 2022 - 3:03 AM

He fell out of the airplane. Case closed!

Philoctetes August 1, 2022 - 3:03 AM

Wow. How awful. How sad.😒😒😒

Will Li August 1, 2022 - 3:04 AM

Cover up

Aristotle Kumpis August 1, 2022 - 3:05 AM

What did the other pilot see?

William August 1, 2022 - 3:06 AM

Sounds like a suicide. Anybody with half a brain knows you can't just pop your head out and look at landing gear mid flight. RIP πŸ™

ℂ𝕀𝔸𝕠𝕑𝕖𝕣𝕒π•₯π•šπ•§π•– August 1, 2022 - 3:06 AM

Something very fishy here.

Starfish21 August 1, 2022 - 3:08 AM

OMG that’s horrible!!

Imthemichaelphelpscantswim August 1, 2022 - 3:10 AM

He wanted to get to landing gear

Ruth Harris August 1, 2022 - 3:10 AM


Liam Gross August 1, 2022 - 3:10 AM

Our thoughts are with you

Imthemichaelphelpscantswim August 1, 2022 - 3:10 AM

He was pushed

CitiZEN CAT August 1, 2022 - 3:11 AM

Was Hillary Clinton on the plane?

BUD...WISE...ASS. August 1, 2022 - 3:12 AM

Sounds like he was pushed.

Humble But Clowny August 1, 2022 - 3:13 AM

This is strange to me…smh

micahned August 1, 2022 - 3:15 AM

Anyone reading this needs to go to the channel called blancolirio and listen to the analysis from Juan Browne. The landing gear had a malfunction and he was looking out the back door of the airplane to get a direct view of it and accidentally fell.

Devotee August 1, 2022 - 3:19 AM

Suicided mind control victim.

Captain Meowzers August 1, 2022 - 3:20 AM

I thought he jumped moments before landing at the airport.

SouthJerseyFisherman028 August 1, 2022 - 3:21 AM

I guess he wasn't that experienced cause no pilot would jump out of a plane in mid air over the chance of just landing the plane without the landing gear. Those type of things are survivable he most likely couldn't deal with that fact and took the easy way out of killing himself instead of taking the risk to land the plane. Sad but very weird for someone who supposedly well trained and used to being in hundreds of flights and situations.

ro c August 1, 2022 - 3:22 AM

There are no accidents. Just human error. I blame turbulence, and the lack of awareness of it, on this one.

joe don August 1, 2022 - 3:24 AM

very odd hed jump out ??????????🀨

mechanical pirate August 1, 2022 - 3:24 AM

He was probably trying to ascess the damage to the landing gear and unfortunately fell out of plane this particular plane has a rear ramp

Sheila Crabtree August 1, 2022 - 3:25 AM

Maybe he was trying to reach the landing gear and was swept out. It was on his side that wouldn't drop down, The pilot should know what happened. So sad.

SOUTH LOS ANGELES G August 1, 2022 - 3:25 AM


Donna Flannery August 1, 2022 - 3:27 AM

So very sorry for your loss.

lu tomson August 1, 2022 - 3:27 AM

he may have had the back ramp open to look at the landing gear missing if so he should have had a harness on, if he did jump that is crazy and he shouldnt have been a pilot