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FBI investigating 'intentional' plane crash

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>> Federal agents now looking into how a small plane crashed into a street in Connecticut and exploded into flames. On Wednesday, the National Transportation Safety Board saying its initial investigation indicates the crash was the result of an intentional act and is handing the case over to the FBI.
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Two people are onboard the twin-engine aircraft, one a flight student, died at the scene. The instructor survived and is being treated at an area hospital burn center. Either one could've been in control of the plane when it slammed into a utility pole in East Hartford.>> There were a lot of witnesses around by virtue of the time of day.
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It's a very active area, sidewalks were full, businesses were full, and a heavy amount of traffic. The fact that there weren't more casualties as a result of this incident is pretty amazing, quite frankly.>> The instructor has not been identified. Officials say the student was Feras Freitekh, a Jordanian national.
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While authorities say there's no evidence yet to indicate this was a terrorist act, a National Security official tells Reuters, investigators will look into whether Freitekh had ties to terrorism, adding that the dead man was not known to US intelligence.