Fri, Oct 05, 2007
Investigators Look To Weather As Possible Factor
FAA and NTSB investigators are on the scene of a single-engine
plane crash in a remote, swampy area of southern Georgia, about 50
miles southwest of Savannah.
The crash claimed the life of an Indiana doctor and his wife.
Investigators believe their private plane,
type unreported, encountered bad weather and crashed
The victims are identified as Dr. Om Prakash Rehil and his wife,
Raji, of Marion, IN.
Their aircraft went about six miles west of Liberty County
Regional Airport. Witnesses reported hearing a plane in distress
about 2000 EDT Wednesday. A Georgia State Patrol helicopter
discovered the crash site about 1100 EDT Thursday.
A fire department spokesman says the flight originated in
Anderson, SC, bound for Hinesville, GA. Long County/Ludowici Fire
Chief Darrell Ballance says the couple was intent on seeing
their son and their brand new grandchild.
Their son, Vikas Rehil, was waiting at the airport at the time
of the accident.
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