Official: East Hartford Plane Crash May Have Been A Suicide

A U.S. official familiar with the investigation into an East Hartford plane crash that killed one person says it appears to have been a case of suicide, not terrorism.

The official wasn’t authorized to speak publicly and spoke to The Associated Press on Wednesday on condition of anonymity.

Flight instructor Arian Prevalla survived the crash Tuesday. Student pilot Feras Freitekh died.

The official says the flight instructor described the student pilot to police investigators as disgruntled about learning to be a pilot. The official says the instructor told police there was an altercation in the cockpit during their training flight, and the instructor was unable to regain control of the plane from the student pilot.

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