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The Times
  • Angel Flight crash victim’s body recovered

  • Authorities have found the body of Frank Amerosa, of Utica, missing since a small plane crashed in the town of Ephratah last month.

    Fulton County Sheriff Thomas Lorey said remains found Wednesday near an ice cream stand a mile from the main wreck site were those of the 64-year-old Amerosa.

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  • Authorities have found the body of Frank Amerosa, of Utica, missing since a small plane crashed in the town of Ephratah last month.
    Fulton County Sheriff Thomas Lorey said remains found Wednesday near an ice cream stand a mile from the main wreck site were those of the 64-year-old Amerosa.
    He said the identification was made after an examination Thursday morning by Fulton County Coroner Margaret Luck.
    Amerosa was on an Angel Flight with his wife, 58-year-old Evelyn Amerosa.
    They were heading home after treatment in the Boston area when the Piper PA 34 went down on May 24 an hour west of Albany in the rural town Ephratah.
    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 said the plane broke up in flight.
    The cause remains under investigation.
    Frank Amerosa, a retired trucker, had been diagnosed with brain cancer more than a year ago.
    Evelyn Amerosa worked at Masonic Care Community, directing residents in activities, such as bingo and trips — a job she loved, said her daughter Heather Theobald.
    She said her mother had been with her stepfather for at least 16 years.
    Contributing: The Associated Press

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