Plane crash near Montreal described by police as ‘voluntary’
MONTREAL – A Cessna 150 was crashed near St. Hubert Airport about 1:15 a.m. Tuesday in a deliberate act, a Longueuil police spokesperson said about 8:30 a.m.
“This looks like an intentional crash,” Constable Patrick Barrière added.
The 25-year-old male pilot, the sole occupant of the plane, perished.
Barrière, in accordance with force policy, would not comment on whether the crash was a suicide.
Julie Leroux, a spokesperson for the Transportation Safety Board of Canada, said: “We’re not going to do a full investigation, given the circumstances.”
The plane had been inbound to the airport, just south of Montreal, after having taken off from there about 12:45 a.m.
Asked to confirm that the pilot had taken off without authorization, Leroux responded:
“I don’t have that information.”
In a news release issued at 6:10 a.m., the agency simply identified the downed plane as a Cessna 150 and said the aircraft was operated by Air Richelieu.