Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Man Dies after Stealing, Crashing Small Plane in Ontario City: Police

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Man Dies after Stealing, Crashing Small Plane in Ontario City: Police

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Man dies after stealing, crashing small plane: police

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PETERBOROUGH, Ont. - Police say a man who stole a small plane from a rural airport in the Greater Toronto Area died Friday after crashing the aircraft onto a street in a southern Ontario city.

Police in Peterborough, Ont., located about 140 kilometres east of Toronto, say the man in his 20s was the only person in the Piper aircraft when it went down just after 1 a.m.

Insp. Lynne Buehler said the man is believed to have stolen the small plane sometime on Thursday night, though she wouldn't specify which rural airport the craft was taken from.

She says the man was found dead by emergency crews who responded to the crash site, located near a mall in Peterborough. …

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