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Canada: Man crashes stolen plane on roadway, dies

AFP
Published Aug 13, 2016, 10:34 am IST
Updated Aug 13, 2016, 11:47 am IST
A police officer told a press conference the man appeared to have been "attempting to land the plane."
The plane stolen by the man went down south of downtown Peterborough on the shores of Lake Ontario. (Photo: AP/Representational)
 The plane stolen by the man went down south of downtown Peterborough on the shores of Lake Ontario. (Photo: AP/Representational)

Ottawa: A man in his 20s was killed early On Wednesday after crashing a stolen airplane on a roadway east of Toronto, police said.

The Piper PA-38-112 Tomahawk went down south of downtown Peterborough on the shores of Lake Ontario at 1:20 am local time.

 

Images of the wreck showed a crushed nose and cockpit, and broken wings.

Peterborough police inspector Lynne Buehler told a press conference the man appeared to have been "attempting to land the plane."

He was pronounced dead at the scene. It was unclear if he was licenced to fly or had any cockpit experience.

The aircraft was reported stolen from a rural airstrip near Markham, Ontario, about 100 kilometers west of the crash site, said York Regional Police, which has taken over the investigation.

Canada's Transportation Safety Board has also sent investigators to the site to determine the cause of the accident.

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