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Young Indian-American entrepreneur among 6 dead in Arizona plane crash

Press Trust of India  |  Washington 

A young Indian-American was among six people killed when a small plane crashed on a golf course in a suburb of in shortly after taking off from a nearby airport, authorities said today.

They identified him as Anand Patel, 26, the of Clothing.

The plane, a Piper PA-24 Comanche, which was headed to crashed on Monday night onto a Scottsdale golf course, some 15 minutes after takeoff from the city airport.

Nobody on the ground was hurt, said Kevin Watts, a

On hitting the ground, the single-engined plane burst into flames, killing all the six passengers on board, police said. Their age ranged from 22 to 28 years.

Patel, popular among his friends by the name of Happy, came to the US along with his twin brother in 2009 for studies. He co-founded the clothing line and worked as an event promoter, flying coast to coast with friends and clients on trips that often included stops in Scottsdale, local Republic newspaper reported.

Patel was "an with lots of and lots of charisma," Akash told the daily.

The plane crash is being investigated by the with help from the

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First Published: Fri, April 13 2018. 17:55 IST