Global News is reporting the RCMP is now leading the investigation into a stolen plane that mysteriously crashed in Peterborough, Ontario last week.
They consider it to be a potential “national security issue.”
Twenty-year-old Mohammad Hassan Chaudhary of Markham, Ontario, was killed after the small Piper Tomahawk aircraft he allegedly stole from the Markham Airport crash landed just before 1:30 a.m. Friday about 140 kilometres east of Toronto.
His father, Afzal Chaudhary, says his son lived with schizophrenia and is shocked he was able to steal and fly the plane without a “single minute” of flight training.
Chaudhary said his son had “bad mental health” issues but never suggested to family he wanted to hurt anyone.