On a beautiful summer day in August of 2011, Jason Flood, a 21-year-old banner pilot from Franklinville, was about to pick up an advertising banner to fly along the New Jersey shoreline when something went drastically wrong. He missed the banner and his plane crashed, shattering it into pieces.
Paramedics raced to the scene and saw his hand beneath the rubble. He was rushed to the local hospital for emergency surgery and was then flown to Cooper for additional life saving surgeries and recovery under the guidance of the Cooper Trauma team. His mother Janet said, “We didn’t even know if he would make the helicopter flight.”
This is the story of his journey from wreckage to flight.