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Terror attack in US: Jordanian student pilot intentionally crashes small plane

Wednesday, October 12, 2016 12:43
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DEBKAfile was founded by a team of journalists in June 2000 as an independent Internet Web site, providing an intelligence and security news service. October 12, 2016, 10:12 PM (IDT)

A Jordanian citizen who entered the US in 2012 to go to flight school intentionally crashed a small plane into a residential area of Connecticut on Tuesday, killing him and seriously injuring his instructor. Feras Freitekh, 28, crashed the twin-engine plane into an area next to the airport where he was supposed to land. The plane hit a power line, starting a large fire. The instructor said afterwards that the crash was not an accident. The FBI is investigating the incident as a terrorist attack and looking into the Jordanian man’s contacts.  

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