Flight manuals seized from East Hartford motel room

Aerial view of the plane crash wreckage in East Hartford (Image courtesy: WFXT)
Aerial view of the plane crash wreckage in East Hartford (Image courtesy: WFXT)

EAST HARTFORD, Conn. (WTNH) — In September, a search warrant was served at a motel room a block away from where the small plane crash happened this week.

On Tuesday, a small piper PA 34 plane crashed on Main Street in East Hartford, right in front of Pratt & Whitney‘s Headquarters, while on approach to Brainard Airport. Now, days later, officials are working to figure out what led to that deadly crash that they believe was intentional.

According to the owner of the Madison Motor Inn, a man checked into room 133 on August 31. The owner told News 8 the customer, who was from Jordan, just like the student pilot who died in the crash, was not paying on time for several days, so she locked him out of the room.

On September 4, police came and served a search warrant issued by the Joint Terrorism Task Force and allegedly found thousands of dollars in cash. They also seized flight manuals, a computer and several IDs.

We called the FBI about this and they said ‘no comment’ and that all information has to go through East Hartford Police. We have not yet heard back from East Hartford Police as to what was seized and why.

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