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Husband, Wife, Teen Killed After Plane Crashes Behind Home

WILLOW GROVE, Pa. (AP) – A small plane has crashed in the backyard of a suburban Philadelphia home, killing a husband and wife and their 19-year-old daughter, who were the only people on board.

The plane went down around 6:20 a.m. Thursday in Willow Grove, shortly after taking off from Northeast Philadelphia Airport en route to Columbus, Ohio.

Upper Moreland Police Chief Michael Murphy says the plane hit several trees before it came to rest.

The victims were identified as 60-year-old Jasvir Khurana, his 54-year-old wife Divya Khurana and their daughter Kiran, all from the Philadelphia suburbs.

No one on the ground was injured and no homes were damaged.

There is no indication the pilot made a distress call before the crash.

The National Transportation Safety is at the scene, about 30 miles (48 kilometers) north of Philadelphia.


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