EAST HARTFORD, Conn. — A small airplane crashed near the Connecticut River Tuesday, killing one person and injuring another. According to a new report, the crash may have been intentional.
The Hartford Courant reports the plane took off from Hartford's Brainard Airport with a student pilot and an instructor aboard.
The student pilot and the instructor were trying to land at Brainard when the plane struck a utility pole in East Hartford and crashed around 4 p.m., bursting into flames.
Police say the pilot was hospitalized with serious burns and the passenger is presumed dead. Police haven't identified either person.
Two people in a minivan near the crash were traumatized and were taken to a hospital. The Federal Aviation Administration was called to the scene.
Witnesses said the crash of the Piper PA-34 Seneca aircraft knocked out power to the area.