RCMP Involved In Criminal Probe Of Fatal Peterborough, Ont. Plane Crash

TORONTO — Police say RCMP are involved in the probe into a fatal crash involving a plane allegedly stolen from an airport in the Greater Toronto Area.

York Regional police says the Mounties are part of the investigation into last week's fatal crash — which claimed the life of 20-year-old Mohammad Hassan Chaudhary of Markham, Ont., — "from an aviation point of view'' as part of an ongoing probe into the incident.

Staff Sgt. David Mitchell would not comment on reports that Chaudhary had previously faced criminal charges, saying only that the man has "a bit of a history."

The Piper aircraft went down in the early morning hours of last Friday, crashing on a street near a mall in Peterborough, Ont.

Police there said there was only one person in the plane, which was identified as stolen from the airport in Markham shortly afterward.

Photographs of the crash site showed the plane's nose and cockpit completely caved in.

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