- "McCafferty, can we get HQ on the line?"
"Working on it, sir. There's some interference."
- ―Jeffrey Mace and McCafferty
McCafferty was tasked with flying the get-away Quinjet in case of an emergency situation concerning Jeffrey Mace during his speech in Sunbury, Pennsylvania. Following an attempt to assassinate Mace by a Yuri Zaikin, McCafferty flew Mace, agent Burrows, Phil Coulson and Alphonso Mackenzie to safety. During their flight, McCafferty was asked to get HQ on the line. While trying so, he noticed there was some interference. A few moments later, a bomb exploded, causing the Quinjets door to break off and destroying one of the engines. Burrows got sucked through the open door and fell to his death. McCafferty tried his best to get a soft crash. Upon impact with the ground, McCafferty was impaled by a thick tree branch, killing him.