CHICAGO- Three US-based Pakistanis were killed in a small plane crash in a dense Chicago suburb of single-family homes, authorities said Monday.

The twin-engine Beechcraft Baron crashed in the Chicago suburb of Palos Hills shortly after takeoff from Chicago Midway Airport for Lawrence, Kansas, said Lynn Lunsford of the Federal Aviation Administration.

A Kansas hospital system has identified three physicians as victims of a small plane crash in suburban Chicago. Stormont-Vail HealthCare in Topeka said Monday that the victims of plane crash included two of its doctors. They were neurosurgeon Tausif Rehman and pulmonologist Ali A. Kanchwala. Stormont-Vail also identified the third victim as Kanchwalas wife. She was Maria Javaid, a cardiologist at the Providence Medical Center in Kansas City, Kansas.