Jennifer Azevedo-Andre

It looks like the case of the “mysterious plane over Quincy” has now been solved.

The Patriot Ledger cites an unnamed source “with knowledge of the case” who said the single-engine plane was part of a surveillance operation targeting Khairullozhon Matanov, a 23-year-old local man indicted this week on charges of obstructing the Boston Marathon bombing investigation.

Numerous residents complained about the low-altitude planes flying at odd hours in the city, though the FAA refused to comment on its purpose beyond confirming it was not an aerial drone.

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