Investigators Say Connecticut Fatal Plane Crash Was No Mistake
Posted By Meyerkord & Meyerkord, LLC
plane crash in East Hartford, Connecticut that killed a student pilot and injured
the instructor has been deemed a result of an intentional act. According
to the National Transportation Safety Board, it now appears the plane
crash on Tuesday afternoon was caused by the student pilot after an argument
with the instructor.
An East Hartford police officer told investigators he believed the crash
was an intentional act but officials have yet to determine the motive.
A twin-engine Piper PA 34 crashed during a training flight around 3:30
p.m. near the military jet-engine maker Pratt & Whitney. Authorities
say the twin-engine Piper was approaching Brainard Airport to land when
it crashed on Main Street and burst into flames and took down power lines.
Suspicions the crash was a case of suicide and not terrorism began to circulate
between officials who say the student pilot was arguing with his instructor.
The flight instructor and owner of American Flight Academy in Hartford
survived the fiery crash and is cooperating with police. Authorities say
the man was injured and taken to Yale-New Haven Bridgeport Hospital's
Pratt & Whitney stated on Tuesday that the crash did not appear to
involve any of its employees. A woman and her three children witnessed
the plane crash and were taken to the hospital as a precaution. Police
say the plane narrowly missed others when it crashed. The student pilot
died at the scene. The investigation continues as police determine exactly
what caused the crash.
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