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Cause of death for student pilot released following plane crash

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EAST HARTFORD, CT (WFSB) -

Investigators have released the cause of death for a student pilot who was killed in a fiery plane crash last week.

Feras Freitekh was identified as the man killed when a plane went down on Main Street in East Hartford on Oct. 11.

The Office of the Chief Medical Examiner said the cause of death included thermal injuries and smoke inhalation. The manner of death was still pending, according to the medical examiner. 

His instructor, Arian Prevalla, was seriously burned but is expected to be OK.

Eyewitness News will have more on this story throughout the day and starting at 5 p.m.

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