February 29, 2024

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A 64-year-old Ottawa man was anticipated to look in courtroom Friday after a small airplane was stolen and crashed at Rockcliffe airport on Thursday night time.

Ottawa police had been referred to as to the scene at 6:39 p.m. on experiences {that a} man had gained entry to the grounds and stolen a privately owned plane.

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The suspect tried to take off from the airport, however “gained minimal air after which crashed, putting two parked planes within the course of,” a police information launch stated.

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The person was arrested and transported to hospital with minor accidents.

There was no details about the harm to the stolen airplane or the 2 different planes that had been struck.

Police stated the Transportation Security Board was contacted, however the investigation was referred to the Ottawa Police Service because of the legal nature of the incident.

The airport was briefly closed to all air site visitors for the investigation.

The person was to be charged with theft over $5,000, harmful operation of a conveyance and operation whereas prohibited.