Family of pilot Bill Fitzpatrick fears foul play after disappearance in Africa

A former Bronx man has been missing for almost two months after he took off on a plane from Nigeria heading toward Cameroon, and his

Pilot Bill Fitzpatrick has been missing since June

Pilot Bill Fitzpatrick has been missing since June 22. (Credit: News 12 )

THE BRONX - A former Bronx man has been missing for almost two months after he took off on a plane from Nigeria heading toward Cameroon, and his family fears foul play.

Pilot Bill Fitzpatrick has been missing since June 22.

The former Bronx resident is an anti-poaching pilot for the Odzala-Kokoua National Park, one of the largest national wildlife preserves in Africa.

According  to the family and reports, Fizpatrick reported to the control tower at Douala, Cameroon on Sunday night that he was approaching the city, but the Cessna 172 did not land.

"My brother would never fly at night in a small plane in an unfamiliar territory," says his brother, Ken Fitzpatrick.

The family is asking the White House to step in.  

They have a petition online and are asking everyone to sign it to get the president's help.

More on this topic

Bronx Man Missing in Africa

Find Bill Fitzpatrick

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Trending Video

VIDEO: Scenes from fatal accident 1 VIDEO: Scenes from fatal accident
Furry Friends for 2/17 - Animals for Adoption 2 Furry Friends for 2/17 - Animals for Adoption
Fire officials say the parking garage on Jerome 3 2nd-floor garage collapses on Jerome Avenue
4 Neighborhood Brief for Feb. 19
Two brothers died after their car drifted off 5 The Buzz: Brothers die in Bronx crash

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Features

Sorry to interrupt...

Your first 5 are free

Access to News12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Time Warner® and Service Electric℠ video customers.

Please enjoy 5 complimentary views to articles, photos, and videos during the next 30 days.

LOGIN SUBSCRIBE