New radio traffic reveal how massive search mobilized after co-pilot ‘jumped’ from plane
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New 911 calls released Wednesday reveal how the Triangle region’s emergency responders quickly mobilized to begin searching for a co-pilot who had reportedly jumped from a plane before it made an emergency landing at North Carolina's Raleigh-Durham International Airport. Just before 3 p.m. on July 30, Cary 911 received its first call from Raleigh-Wake Emergency Communications Center alerting them of a co-pilot who had “jumped” from a small plane mid-flight. “The co-pilot jumped out?” the dispatcher said, sounding incredulous. According to six audio recordings released Wednesday by the Cary Pol...