Plane fuselage pulled from water, search for victim continues

By ANDREW DONOVAN

EPHRATAH, N.Y. (WKTV) - The fourth full day of searching is underway for the Utica man presumably killed in a plane crash on Friday. Crews have pulled the unrecognizable plane fuselage from the water, which had only one wing attached.

64-year-old Frank Amerosa, his wife Evelyn and the plane's pilot were flying from Bedford, Massachusetts to Rome on their way home.

The couple was flown out to a Boston area hospital earlier in the day Friday on an Angel Flight, a volunteer-based service that transports ill patients to appointments out of town. Mr. Amerosa was suffering from brain cancer.

His remains have not been recovered.

The bodies of Mrs. Amersoa and the pilot, John Campbell of Connecticut, were recovered shortly after the plane crashed into a reservoir in Fulton County off of Route 29.

Mrs. Amerosa was a long-time employee of the Masonic Care Community in Utica. Mr. Amerosa was a retired truck driver.




Photo courtesy: Nicole Normandin Photography

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