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Dr. Jasvir Khurana, his wife, Dr. Divya Khurana and their daughter Killed in Small Plane Crash

August 10, 2019 A.Gary Singh

Dr. Jasvir “Jesse” Khurana, 60, his wife, Dr. Divya Khurana, 54, and their daughter, Kiran, 19, were killed after their small plane crashed in Upper Moreland Township.

Dr. Jasvir Khurana, who had a pilot’s  license and was the pilot of the aircraft, speaking to air traffic control moments before the flight took off. The propeller took off from Northeast Philadelphia Airport at 6:12 a.m. and was headed to Columbus. It was initially believed the pilot reported a problem shortly after takeoff, but the Federal Aviation Administration officials have reviewed audio recordings and no distress call was placed

After 3-4 minutes, the plane reached an estimated altitude of about 1,200 feet before quickly dropping.

The plane  crashed  about nine miles from the airport and police found the bodies of all three family members. No one on the ground was killed. The Doctors constructed their house in Lower Merion Township, 24 miles from the crash site. Dr. Jasvir Khurana’s parents also lived with them.

Jasvir Khurana, 60, was a professor of pathology and laboratory medicine at Temple University’s Lewis Katz School of Medicine, where he studied bone disease, including cancer and inflammation of bones in the foot due to diabetes. He also was a past president of the Pennsylvania Association of Pathologists.

Divya Subramanian-Khurana, M.D., St. Christopher’s Pediatric Associates, 153 Brodhead Road, Bethlehem, PA  18017

Divya S. Khurana, 54, was a pediatric neurologist at St. Christopher’s Hospital for Children and a professor at Drexel University College of Medicine, where she was known for her study of cellular structures called mitochondria — a cutting-edge area of research that is thought to hold answers for a wide array of diseases. She explored the role that mitochondria play in epilepsy and autism, and also was known for her specialized expertise in sleep medicine.

Kiran, their younger daughter, graduated last year from Harriton High School in Bryn Mawr, where she was on a nationally ranked squash team and was active in theater productions.

Both Husband and wife trained at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences and moved to the United States

Temple University said: “Dr. Khurana has been a valued faculty member in the Department of Pathology at the Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University since 2002. Our thoughts are with his family and loved ones.”