A man jumped or fell out of a plane on Friday before it touched down at the Raleigh-Durham International Airport in North Carolina.
The aircraft crashed in an emergency landing due to trouble with its landing gear, WRAL reported.
The 23-year-old copilot’s body was eventually located in a neighbor’s backyard in Fuquay-Varina that evening following a search.
Charles Hew Crooks did not survive, officials stated. When Crooks either jumped or fell from the plane, he reportedly was not wearing a parachute.
23-year-old Charles Hew Crooks was copiloting a plane yesterday when it lost part of its landing gear.
As the pilot went to land at RDU, Crooks either jumped or fell out of the plane without a parachute. He didn’t survive.