Published June 12, 2013
EPHRATAH, N.Y. – Authorities say they believe they've found the body of a cancer patient missing since a small plane crashed last month in upstate New York.
Fulton County Sheriff Thomas Lorey tells local media outlets the remains found Wednesday near an ice cream stand a mile from the main wreck site are likely those of 64-year-old Frank Amerosa.
Amerosa was on the Angel Flight with his wife, 58-year-old Evelyn Amerosa. They were heading home to Rome, N.Y., after treatment in the Boston area when the Piper PA 34 went down an hour west of Albany in the rural town Ephratah on May 24.
The bodies of Evelyn Amerosa and 70-year-old volunteer pilot John Campbell of Stamford, Conn., were found the next day.
A preliminary federal aviation safety report says the plane broke up in flight. The cause remains under investigation.