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Search Ongoing For Passenger With Brain Cancer In NY Plane Crash

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EPHRATAH, N.Y. (AP) - The search for a brain cancer patient on board the volunteer medical flight that crashed in the woods in central New York has stretched into a third day.
    
Authorities say the effort Monday to find Frank Amerosa covers a wide area around where the plane went down Friday night in Ephratah, about an hour west of Albany. They say Amerosa is presumed dead.
    
The daughter of 58-year-old Evelyn Amerosa said her mother was on board the twin-engine aircraft with her husband when it crashed. The daughter of John Campbell of Stamford, Conn., has said her father was the pilot.
    
The bodies of Campbell and Evelyn Amerosa have been recovered.
    
A federal air safety spokesman says work to pull the fuselage from a pond is expected to begin later Monday.

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EPHRATAH, N.Y. (AP) - The three people on board a volunteer medical flight that crashed in central New York on Friday were a 64-year-old cancer patient, his wife and a pilot from Connecticut.
    
The daughter of 58-year-old Evelyn Amerosa said Sunday her mother was on the Angel Flight with her husband, Frank, when it crashed in Ephratah, about an hour outside Albany.
    
The daughter of John Campbell of Stamford, Conn., says her father was the pilot.
    
The bodies of Campbell and Evelyn Amerosa have been recovered.
    
Town Supervisor Todd Bradt says more than 100 rescuers searched for Frank Amerosa into Sunday night but did not find him. The Fulton County Sheriff's Department says the Utica man is presumed dead.
    
The search will continue Monday.

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