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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
"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.
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.
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.
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.
Ali A. Kanchwala
City:Palos Hills, IL
County:Cook County, IL