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Fatal flight began with new hope

Brain cancer passenger learned of possible treatment

A state police helicopter hovers takes off near the scene of Friday's plane crash.
Photographer: John Enger
A state police helicopter hovers takes off near the scene of Friday's plane crash.
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Frank and Evelyn Amerosa boarded a small, twin-engine aircraft at Boston’s Hanscom Field Friday afternoon. It was raining, but they weren’t bothered. They had good news. Just hours before takeoff, a specialist told them Frank’s brain cancer may not be fatal thanks to an experimental new treatment. Family members said Sunday that Frank, 64 and Evelyn, 58 were happy, but never found time to celebrate. A few hundred miles into the flight, less than an ...

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