Angel Flight plane crash

Search For Passenger In NY Plane Crash In 4th Day

May 29, 2013
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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.

A National Transportation Safety Board spokesman said 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.

Plane Crash: Monday Morning's Update

May 28, 2013

The Stamford Advocate is reporting that the pilot of a small plane that crashed Friday night in Ephratah, New York has been identified.

The man identified as the pilot of the plane was John Campbell of Stamford, Connecticut. Campbell was a volunteer pilot for Angel Flight, a nonprofit group that arranges free air transportation for the sick.

The plane was carrying cancer patient Frank Amerosa and his wife to Rome, New York. They were coming from Boston, where Amerosa was being treated for brain cancer.