Federal officials are investigating the death of a co-pilot who exited a plane in mid-air in North Carolina

The FAA said a twin-engine CASA CN-212 Aviocar landed in the grass at Raleigh-Durham International Airport between Runway 23L and 23R around 240pET. According to the FAA, two people were on board the plane when it took off, however a spokesperson for Raleigh-Durham International Airport told CNN affiliate WRAL that only the pilot was on board when it landed at the airport.

The body of a man who got off an aircraft mid-flight during an emergency landing Friday near Raleigh, North Carolina, has been recovered, authorities said.

Around 2:40 p.m. ET, a twin-engine CASA CN-212 Aviocar landed in the grass at Raleigh-Durham International Airport, the Federal Aviation Administration told CNN in a statement.

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