An Indian-American doctor couple were killed in a tragic incident, when their private plane crashed in Ohio the US State, today the police officials said. Umamaheswara Kalapatapu, 63, and his wife Sitha-Gita Kalapatapu, 61, from Logansport in Indiana, were killed in the crash, as per the media release from the Ohio State Highway Patrol.
The plane: a Piper Archer PA-28, being piloted by Umamaheswara, is believed to have crashed sometime between 10:36 am and 12:30 pm local time on Saturday, July 8, the release said.
The Ohio State Highway Patrol Aviation with Civil Air Patrol assistance located the scene of crash in an abandoned retention pond near village of Beverly in southeastern Ohio said by the further reports.
On Monday. 10th of July in an interview Sgt. Garic Warner the Ohio State Highway Patrol said that, the crash occurred about 3 miles northwest of Beverly.
On Saturday afternoon the searchers found the wreckage.
The reason is still not know for the crash. The investigation is still going on by and the National Transportation Safety Board and The Federal Aviation Administration.
The Kalapatapus were doctors (psychiatrists) and owned Raj Clinics, with offices in Logansport, Indianapolis, Fort Wayne, Lafayette and Kokomo.
She's done data entry, scanning and "a little bit of everything" for the Logansport clinic for the past eight years Heather Geisler, an employee from Logansport said. "They were generous to a fault, extremely hardworking and dedicated to their patients," Ms Geisler said of the Kalapatapus.
Mr Kalapatapu received multiple state, national and international awards and recognition for his photography and had been a certified professional photographer by the Professional Photographers of America since 2005, according to Pharos-Tribune archives.
"They were just two people that were so full of life. It is hard to imagine that they're not there anymore. They were wonderful people, absolutely wonderful. Two of the kindest people I've ever known and I'm going to miss them," Ms Geisler said.
Raj Clinics' Logansport location opened in 1995, she added.