View Full Version : Developing: Jordanian ‘Student’ Intentionally Slams Plane Into Downtown Conn. City

10-12-2016, 12:13 PM
The survivor of a Tuesday plane crash in Connecticut, piloted by a Jordanian national, told FBI investigators it was “not an accident,” according to The New York Times.

The pilot, Feras M. Freitekh, came to the U.S. on a temporary student visa in 2012 for flight school. The legality of his immigration status is unclear. Federal Aviation Administration records indicate Freitekh was issued a private pilots license in May 2015, and verified his certification to fly a single-engine aircraft.

Freitekh’s potential motivations are unclear at this time. Local media report he was killed in the crash

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The FBI is concerned because the plane went down next to a Pratt & Whitney (P&W) factory, which is classified as “critical infrastructure” by the U.S. government. The P&W factory is a global aviation manufacturer, including aviation parts for the U.S. military


10-13-2016, 09:31 AM
FWIW, http://fox61.com/2016/10/13/source-investigators-believe-east-hartford-plane-crash-was-suicide-not-terrorism/. Sounds like hasty conclusion-jumping. P & W is a major military contractor - can you say, "jet engines"? - but diving a small plane into (and missing) a large factory? I dunno.

10-13-2016, 09:53 AM
I think I saw a story about this yesterday. Apparently he was being pressured by his family to become a pilot and he may have just snapped.

10-13-2016, 02:06 PM
Family pressure may have indeed caused the problem.

However, if he couldn't take that what happens if he is flying a passenger plane and there is an emergency ?