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Body of man who jumped or fell from plane found in neighborhood near Raleigh airport

The plane made the landing without landing gear.

MORRISVILLE, N.C. — Authorities say they have found the body of a man who may have jumped or fallen from a plane before it approached Raleigh-Durham International Airport for an emergency landing after having trouble with its landing gear.

The person, who was not wearing a parachute, was found near Sunset Lake Road and Hilltop Needmore Road in a Fuquay-Varina neighborhood.

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The missing man was around 27 years old, wearing tan pants and a shirt with a logo on it, acccording to Wake County Emergency Management chief of operations Darshan Patel.

A resident flagged down officers searching the area after claiming to have "heard something in their backyard," Patel said.

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