Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Flight instructor believed to have crashed plane on purpose. Near St. Hubert Airport (Canada)

A 25-year-old pilot crashed his plane Tuesday night, Feb. 13, 2012, near Saint Hubert airport near Montreal, Que. 
(QMI Agency/Pascal Girard)

LONGUEUIL, Que. - A flight instructor who was killed in a Cessna plane crash on Tuesday morning is believed to have steered the aircraft into the ground on purpose.

Michel Beaudoin, director of the St. Hubert Airport near Montreal, tells QMI Agency that suicide is the most likely theory behind the crash of the Cessna 150 aircraft.

A 25-year-old instructor stole the plane around 12:45 a.m. and took off without clearance.

The pilot turned the plane around about 30 minutes later and headed back to the airport.

The Cessna disappeared from radar screens and police began an extensive search.

The plane was found at the end of the airport's runway about 45 minutes later.

The pilot was pronounced dead on scene.

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