Two doctors and their daughter, 19, are killed after single-engine plane nose-dives from 1,200 feet

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Two married doctors and their 19-year-old daughter were killed in Pennsylvania on Thursday when their small, private plane suddenly plunged towards the ground nose-first shortly after take-off.

Aboard the single-engine Beechraft Bonanza was Temple University Dr. Jasvir ‘Jesse’ Khurana, 60 - who was piloting the aircraft - along with his wife Dr. Divya Khurana, 54, and their daughter, Kiran, when it crashed into the backyard of Montgomery County home yesterday morning.

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The propeller plane departed from the North West Philadelphia Airport at around 6:12 am, with authorities saying it was traveling to Columbus, Ohio, though the city was apparently not the Khurana’s destination.

Authorities have refused to provide additional details about the aircraft’s final stop.

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Audio obtained by NBC Philadelphia documents Jasvir speaking with air traffic control moments before take-off. In the recording he incorrectly repeats back the route dictated to him by the controller and then a frequency mix up is heard.

Roughly three minutes after lift-off, the Khurana’s plane was seen falling from 1,200 feet near Willow Grove, 30 miles north of Ohio.

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The plane collided with several trees during its descent, before barreling into the ground and scattering debris across the backyards of four homes.

No one on the ground was hurt and the plane didn’t strike any homes – a feat authorities are dubbing a ‘miracle’.

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The county coroner arrived on the scene shortly after the crash, where the three victims' bodies were recovered.

Officials say they’re working to determine the cause of the crash. The National Weather Service reported overcast and hazy conditions that morning, meaning the Jasvir would’ve needed to follow protocol for flying in dense cloud.

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Authorities from the Federal Aviation Administration said there were no indications Jasvir made any sort of distress call prior to the crash.

He obtained his pilot’s license in 2014, and the place was registered with the FAA in...
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