The FBI is exploring a "purposeful" crash of a little plane in Connecticut that killed Jordanian students and harmed an American flight instructor, authorities and US media said Wednesday.
The plane detonated in a fire ball on Tuesday in East Hartford, around 120 miles (192 kilometers) upper east of New York. The flight instructor, who survived the crash, told agents it was not a mischance, The New York Times reported.
The dead individual was recognized as learner pilot, Feras Freitekh, 28, who the Times said was Jordanian. He was issued a private pilot authentication a year ago and confirmed to fly a solitary motor plane, the daily paper said.
The destined Piper PA-34 was on its last way to deal with East Hartford air terminal when it slammed, thumping out electrical cables, US media reported.
"The crash is the consequence of a deliberate demonstration," the National Transportation Safety Board said Wednesday.
"The NTSB is exchanging the lead for the examination from NTSB to the FBI," it included.
Neighborhood police said the plane smashed close Pratt and Whitney, an aviation organization that makes motors for military and business flying machine.
The organization has 33,500 representatives worldwide and created incomes of $14 billion a year ago, as indicated by its site.
Lieutenant Josh Litwin of East Hartford police told columnists that FBI examiners were brushing the crash site.
"Since they have landed on scene, they are exploring. No circumstance is being discounted, no conditions are being precluded," Litwin said.
TV footage demonstrated the plane's destruction on fire in the city.
"It resembled a film scene," one witness told NBC TV.
"It resembled, who might have believed that would have happened?"