Wednesday, October 12, 2016
Jordanian Islamic Nationalist Student Pilot Feras Mohammed Freitekh INTENTIONAL crashed his plane with his instructor on board - One Dead, Pilot Hurt In Plane Crash; FBI Investigating Whether It Was Intentional
The crash of the twin engine aircraft Tuesday afternoon killed one person, and one other was taken to the hospital. The plane, which took off with a student and flight instructor at Hartford-Brainard Airport, crashed around 3:40 p.m. Tuesday.
A state source Wednesday morning confirmed the deceased as Feras M. Freitekh, age 28. Public record show he has lived in Orland Hills, Ill. since April of 2013. He holds a license to fly a single engine plane. Federal Aviation Administration records show he was issued a private pilot certificate on May 29, 2015.
"Nothing is being ruled out at this time, including an accident," said Lt. Josh Litwin of the East Hartford Police Department, who spoke at a press conference at the scene on Wednesday morning. He said the pilot of the plane, who is being treated at a Bridgeport hospital, is expected to survive. He is talking with investigators, Litwin said.
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