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Body found 1 mile from plash crash site may be missing passenger
EPHRATAH -- The body found about 1 mile from where a small plane crashed in Fulton County in May has been identified.
Autopsy results released by the Fulton County Sheriff's Office show the body is Frank Amerosa, one of three people that died in the May 24th crash.
EPHRATAH -- An autopsy will determine if a body found in Ephratah on Wednesday is last months missing plane crash victim.
The small plane crashed into the Garoga Reservoir on Friday, May 24th around 5 p.m.
64-year-old Frank Amerosa and his wife, 58-year-old Evelyn Amerosa, both of Utica, were flying back from Boston after Frank received cancer treatment when the plane crashed in a wooded area in Ephratah.
The bodies of Evelyn Amerosa and the pilot, 70-year-old John Campbell of Connecticut, were found right after the crash, but Frank Amerosa was not. He has been presumed dead.
Now, the Fulton County Sheriff's Office says a body found near an ice cream stand about a mile from where the plane ended up may be Frank Amerosa.
According to the NTSB's preliminary investigation, the Piper-PA-34-200T broke apart in midair near Johnstown.
The plane changed its flight plan multiple times, first heading near Ephratah on a northwest heading, then altered to a north-northeast course, then descended towards the south.
The report also stated the wreckage path measured one mile in length.
There has been no answer on why the plane broke apart, the official report isn't expected for at least a year.