The wreckage of a Cessna 182 missing since Sunday morning was
found Thursday evening just four miles from the New Jersey airfield
where it departed. The pilot -- the only person on board -- did not
survive, authorities said.
The debris was spotted in a heavily-wooded, rugged area in
Hardyston Township,NJ. It was there at around 0730 Sunday morning
58-year old Roland Anthony Melanson's 182 disappeared from radar
two minutes after take-off. He was headed for Sikorsky Field in
Melanson's disappearance sparked a massive search effort.
Helicopters equipped with FLIR sensors, boats, jeeps and search
teams on foot scoured the woods where he was thought to have gone