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Connecticut plane crash suspected to be a deliberate act

Posted on October 20, 2016 5:05 pm under Aviation Accident

A two-engine plane crashed onto a road in East Hartford, Connecticut, killing a student pilot, a police officer, and a federal officer Tuesday afternoon, October 11.

The Piper PA 34 small aircraft was meant to land at the Hartford-Brainard Airport but it fell short and crashed down on Main Street. The sole surviving occupant of the plane was a flight instructor who revealed that he had been in an argument with the other occupant, a student pilot. The argument escalated and the following crash, which is being treated as intentional, was the result. There is no recording of any sort to back up the instructor’s claims but authorities are believing his story.

Several groups, both local and federal, are looking into the crash. These groups include the FBI, the National Transportation Safety Board, the Federal Aviation Administration, and the Connecticut State Police. These groups plan to continue the investigation by checking the student’s computer and speaking to his family.

The thoughts of our attorneys at Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ® go out to all the victims and their families.