Co-pilot dies after falling out of plane in North Carolina

RALEY, N.C. (AP) — The co-pilot of a light cargo plane fell from a North Carolina plane Friday and died before it made an emergency landing.

newsoutletreport The body of co-pilot Charles Hugh Crooks, 23, was found in a backyard in the town of Fuquay Varina, about 30 miles (48 km) south of Raleigh-Durham International Airport. did not.

The pilot made an emergency landing at the airport on Friday afternoon after reporting that one of the wheels had detached from the landing gear. He was treated and discharged with minor injuries.

The pilot was the only person on board when the turboprop plane landed.

Local, state and federal authorities, including the Federal Aviation Administration and the National Transportation Safety Board, are investigating.