Search for passenger in NY plane crash in 4th day

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First responders gather at a staging point in Ephratah, N.Y., Saturday, May 25, 2013, before continuing their search for the pilot of a light plane that crashed in the wooded area day before. The twin engine plane was flown by an Angel Flight volunteer pilot and was carrying at least two passengers when it took off from Hanscom Field in Bedford, Mass., and was headed to Rome, N.Y. on Friday. Angel Flight is a nonprofit group that arranges free air transportation for sick patients from volunteer pilots. (AP Photo/The Daily Gazette, Bethany Bump) NO SALES

EPHRATAH, N.Y. (AP) — 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.

National Transportation Safety Board spokesman Eric Weiss says 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.

Police and family members say Frank and Evelyn Amerosa of Utica, N.Y., were aboard the Angel Flight when the twin-engine craft went down Friday night. The bodies of the pilot, 70-year-old John Campbell of Stamford, Conn., and Evelyn Amerosa have been recovered.

Fulton County Sheriff Thomas Lorey says the search for Frank Amerosa will now include draining the pond.