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Plane Crash In Palos Hills Kills 3

By Chuck Sudo in News on Oct 13, 2014 8:30PM

Investigators are looking into what caused a plane to crash in a residential area of suburban Palos Hills that killed three people late Sunday night. The twin-engine Beechcraft Baron crashed in the 10100 block of South 86th Court around 10:40 p.m., one block from a home.

The three people aboard the plane, who were not identified by officials, were physicians in Chicago for the day. The plane departed Midway Airport en route to Lawrence, Kansas. National Transportation Safety Board senior air investigator John Brannen told the Tribune no distress signal was activated. "The plane simply dropped off the radar," Brannen said.

Palos Hills resident Agni Drossos told reporters on the scene the plane crashed a block from her home and “sounded like it was dying.”

“It just came to a dead halt,” she added. “No flames, no nothing.”

The plane is registered to Lawrence-based Arc Aviation, according to the FAA.