Lawsuit filed in Palos Hills plane crash

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Wednesday, August 19, 2015
3 killed in plane crash
Three people were killed when a small plane crashed in southwest suburban Palos Hills late Sunday night.

PALOS HILLS, Ill. (WLS) -- A new lawsuit claims a deadly plane crash in southwest suburban Palos Hills last year was the fault of the manufacturer.

Three doctors from Kansas were killed when the plane crashed in Palos Hills after taking off from Midway Airport last October. The NTSB says the plane was in a nose dive when it crashed five minutes after takeoff.

The lawsuit, which alleges that the plane was negligently designed, manufactured and assembled, seeks an unspecified amount in damages.

Federal safety investigators have not released their final report on what caused the plane to nose dive.