A flying instructor desperately fought for the controls of a plane moments before his student pilot 'deliberately crashed into a Connecticut street', sources say.
Trainee pilot Feras M. Freitekh and his instructor Arian Prevalla had been arguing during the flight on Tuesday afternoon after the student said he no longer wanted to fly the plane, a source told the Hartford Courant.
Prevella had desperately tried to regain control of the Piper PA 34A - which has two sets of controls - when Freitekh suddenly began flying erratically. But the experienced pilot was not able to stop their descent and the plane crashed on Tuesday.
Jordanian national Freitekh, 28, was killed in the crash while Prevalla was rushed to hospital with serious burns. Two people in a minivan close to the landing site were also hospitalized.