Cameroon villagers find remains of American pilot nearly year after plane disappeared

April 15, 2015 9:41 AM

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YAOUNDE, Cameroon – Villagers in Cameroon stumbled across the remains of an American pilot nearly a year after his small anti-poaching plane disappeared over forested, mountainous terrain, authorities said. The pilot's family said the discovery brought some "closure" after not knowing what had happened for so long.

Hunters and farmers found the crash site of pilot Bill Fitzpatrick's Cessna 172 several days ago and documents there confirmed his identity, Quetong Hardison, a government official in the area, told The Associated Press by telephone on Tuesday. He said officials were working to extract the remains a...

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