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Frank Amerosa Found: Officials Confirm Body Belongs To Cancer Patient Missing After Plane Crash

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FRANK AMEROSA PLANE CRASH
In this Friday, May 24, 2013 photo, rescue workers congregate across from the site of a plane crash in a wooded area off Route 10 in the town of Fulton in Ephratah, N.Y., after a small plane crashed killing two people. The town sheriff said this week that a body discovered near the plane crash likely belongs to missing passenger Frank Amerosa. (AP Photo/The Daily Gazette, Peter R. Barber) | AP

EPHRATAH, N.Y. — Officials have confirmed the body of a cancer patient who was in a small plane crash last month in upstate New York has been found.

Authorities told local media outlets an autopsy Thursday determined remains found Wednesday near an ice cream stand a mile from the main wreck site are those of 64-year-old Frank Amerosa.

Amerosa was on the Angel Flight with his 58-year-old wife Evelyn. They were returning to Rome, N.Y., after treatment in the Boston area when the plane crashed west of Albany in rural 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.

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