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Tausif Rehman, Ali A. Kanchwala, and Maria Javaid killed in small plane crash in Palos Hills, Illinois neighborhood

Modified Date: 
Tue, 05/10/2016 - 9:33pm
Accident Date: 
Sunday, October 12, 2014

Lawsuit filed in Palos Hill plane crash

A new lawsuit claims a deadly plane crash in the southwest suburbs last year was the fault of the manufacturer.Three doctors from Kansas were killed when the plane crashed in Palos Hills after taking off from Midway Airport last October. The NTSB says the plane was in a nose dive when it crashed five minutes after takeoff.The lawsuit, which alleges that the plane was negligently designed, manufactured and assembled, seeks an unspecified amount in damages.Federal safety investigators have not released their final report on what caused the plane to nose dive.

Residents believe plane crash in lot saved lives

"I'm sure he sacrificed his own life for everybody else's, bless his soul." Palos Hills Deputy Police Chief James Boie had the same thought after looking around the neighborhood and hearing that neighbors had told authorities they'd heard a sputtering plane engine and that it appeared the aircraft was circling before it crashed - a maneuver that could suggest a desperate search to land a crippled aircraft.

Police: 3 die in Chicago suburb small plane crash

Authorities say three people have died aboard a small plane that crashed on the only empty lot in a Chicago suburb of single-family homes.

3 die in small-engine plane crash in Chicago suburb

No one on the ground was hurt. He says he had no immediate identification of the victims, adding a medical examiner was still at the site Monday.

NTSB: Chicago-area small plane crash cause unclear

The investigation of the small plane crash that killed three people in suburban Chicago will include determining if there was anything wrong with the fuel the plane received at Midway International Airport.

Victims in Chicago-area crash were Kansas doctors

Victims in Chicago-area crash were Kansas doctors

A Kansas hospital system has identified three physicians as victims of a small plane crash in suburban Chicago.

Three local doctors die in Chicago-area plane crash

Richard Gray Sr. was walking down the street at the time and saw the plane go down.

NTSB Report Describes Crash That Killed Cotton-O'Neil Doctors

The preliminary report on a plane crash that killed two Cotton-O'Neil doctors says that the aircraft was nearly vertical when it crashed outside of Chicago.

NTSB has determined the probable cause of a 2014 plane crash that killed three area doctors

Investigators believe pilot Tausif Rehman lost control of the aircraft due to spatial disorientation while operating during night conditions.

The National Transportation Safety Board said there were no clear reasons why the twin-engine Beechcraft Baron plane crashed in a Chicago suburb at about 10:40 p.m. Sunday after a takeoff from Midway's International Airport on a flight to Lawrence, Kansas.  The pilot did not make a distress call before the plane went down. Investigators are determining whether the overcast weather or the pilot's experience as possible factors in the crash. There is no immediate identification of the crash victims. About two blocks all around had been roped off by law enforcement authorities. Planes from Midway often fly overhead, but he recalled no incident in recent memory of a small plane crash in the community about 20 miles southwest of Chicago. The victims were identified as neurosurgeon Tausif Rehman, pulmonologist Ali A. Kanchwala, and his wife, Maria Javaid, a cardiologist.
People Involved: 
Tausif Rehman
Ali A. Kanchwala
Maria Javaid

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