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 National Transportation Security Board’s initial investigation concluded the crash was “an intentional act,” in a statement Wednesday. 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.