The survivor of a deadly plane crash in Connecticut this week says it was no accident.
The FBI is investigating the Tuesday crash of the twin-engine Piper PA-34 Seneca in East Hartford, which killed a Jordanian national and left the pilot in critical condition. The pilot has said the crash was an intentional act, according to the mayor.
The plane's passenger has been identified as 28-year-old Feras Freitekh. He entered the U.S. in 2012 on an M1 visa for flight school and at some point he also aquired an F1 visa for language school, according to reports. Freitekh was issued a pilot's license in May 2015 and was certified to fly a single-engine plane.
The crash occurred close to jet engine maker Pratt & Whitney's corporate headquarters. Police Chief Scott Sansom called the company "critical infrastructure."
The aircraft had two sets of controls, police said.
The plane hit a utility pole and wires in East Hartford, Conn., around 3:40 p.m. on Tuesday, exploding into a fireball and knocking out power for hundreds of people.
The FAA said the plane was on final approach to Brainard Airport in Hartford at the time of the crash.