EPHRATAH, N.Y. (AP) — Authorities say they have removed the main wreckage of a small plane from an upstate New York pond, but a brain cancer patient who was on the volunteer medical flight remains missing.
National Transportation Safety Board spokesman Eric Weiss says Tuesday the fuselage was pulled out of the water in Ephratah, an hour west of Albany. It will be taken for inspection along with debris found in the surrounding area.
Police and family members say Frank and Evelyn Amerosa of Utica, N.Y., were aboard the Angel Flight when the twin-engine craft went down Friday night. The bodies of the pilot, 70-year-old John Campbell of Stamford, Conn., and Evelyn Amerosa have been recovered.
Fulton County Sheriff Thomas Lorey says the search for Frank Amerosa will now include draining the pond.