Body found in Ephratah

EPHRATAH — Authorities may have found the body of the third victim of a May 24 crash of an Angel Flight plane.

Fulton County Sheriff Thomas Lorey said authorities found a body around 3 p.m. today near a freezer outside Granny’s Ice Cream Shanty, which is less than a mile from the crash site off Route 29.

Lorey said the body was taken to Nathan Littauer Hospital in Gloversville.

Authorities suspect the body is that of Frank Amerosa, 64, who was presumed dead after the crash. Lorey said Amerosa’s family members have been notified and authorities are trying to identify the body.

The bodies of the other two people in the plane, Amerosa’s wife, Evelyn Amerosa, and pilot John Campbell, previously were recovered.

According to the National Transportation Safety Board, the Piper PA 34 departed Laurence G. Hanscome Field Airport in Bedford, Mass., and was heading toward Griffiss International Airport in Rome, N.Y.

The Amerosas were passengers of the Angel Flight, which provides transportation for people dealing with medical issues. Frank Amerosa was a cancer patient.

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