UPDATED: A Small Plane Crashed At The Intersection Of Lansdowne & High Street Early This Morning

UPDATE: Police say that the small plane that crashed onto Lansdowne St. Friday morning was stolen from a rural airport in York Region. Police confirm the pilot—a man in his twenties—was the only person on board. The police do not know if the pilot had any previous flying experience, nor what caused the crash—though it was clear the pilot was trying to land the plane on the street. The deceased male has been identified—he is from the GTA—and police are notifying next of kin.

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ORIGINAL POST (August 12th)

A small plane crashed at the intersection of Lansdowne St. and High St. at 1:20 a.m. Friday morning.

Photo by Scott Arnold

Photo by Scott Arnold

EMS responded and the pilot of the Piper aircraft was found deceased upon arrival. The pilot's name has not been identified. Police say it would appear only one person is involved in the crash, and that the incident is being investigated as a crime.

Photo by Scott Arnold

Photo by Scott Arnold

Photo by Scott Arnold

Photo by Scott Arnold

The Transportation Safety Board was notified and are on scene assisting in determining the cause of the plane crash.

Plane being loaded onto trailer this morning. (Photo by Evan Holt)

Plane being loaded onto trailer this morning. (Photo by Evan Holt)

Police will continue to provide updates throughout the day...

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