UPPER MORELAND, Pennsylvania
While the National Transportation Safety Board is continuing its investigation in to the reasons for the crash of the single engine plane, which killed its pilot Dr. Jasvir Khurana, 60, his wife Dr. Divya Khurana, and their 19 year-old-daughter Kiran, relatives and community are grieving the loss of the vibrant family.
Scientists were collecting the airframe and engine Friday, according to a report in WPVI. ‘Looking at every component including the airplane the engine, maintenance records, pilot records. Including all of that information so that what we're working towards is a comprehensive final report,’ said Adam Gerhardt, an investigator. He added that there is no evidence there was an explosion in the air, and that the debris path is very small.
Jasvir did not place a distress call over aviation radio before the crash, the Montgomery County Department of Public Safety said. There was also reportedly no black box aboard the plane.
Just a few minutes after taking off from Northeast Philadelphia Airport at 6:12 a.m. August 8, the six-seater Beechcraft Bonanza aircraft came down in the residential area. The flight likely lasted only about three minutes. By 6:20, the plane had crashed and local residents had called 911.
Dr. Agustin Legido worked with Dr. Divya Khurana, a neurologist for 20 years at Saint Christopher's Hospital. ‘She was calm, kind, a team player and always very positive,’ said Dr. Agustin Legido, Section Chief of Neurology at St. Christopher's Hospital.
Dr. Jasvir Khurana was a bone pathologist working at the Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple since 2002. ‘He made major contributions to the teaching program here, both the residency program and the medical student program. He is somebody who we value greatly,’ said Dr. Larry Kaiser, Lewis Katz Dean/ President CEO Temple University Health System.
Jasvir was a professor of pathology and laboratory medicine at Temple University's Lewis Katz School of Medicine. He'd graduated from the All India Institute of Medical Sciences in 1982, and completed a fellowship at the Mayo Clinic.
Divya was a professor of pediatrics and neurology at Drexel University's College of Medicine. Also a graduate of the All India Institute, Divya completed her fellowship at the Children's Hospital of Boston. She served as an attending neurologist at St. Christopher's Hospital for Children in Philadelphia, according to her Drexel profile.
The couple's youngest daughter, Kiran was a 2018 graduate of Harriton High School, who helped lead the school's varsity squash team to national competition. She was also involved in the school plays, working on the costumes team.
According to the Lower Merion School District the family leaves behind another, older daughter, who graduated from Harriton in 2014.
Community mourns the death of Indian doctor couple and daughter
UPPER MORELAND, Pennsylvania