According to an early report from the Globe and Mail
, authorities said the Cessna 150 took off shortly before 1 a.m., and its pilot attempted to return to the airport a few minutes later, but crashed.
As investigators examined the accident, more information was revealed. Officials now believe the crash was an intentional one on the part of the pilot.
A report from the Montreal Gazette
said authorities say the circumstances and "elements" surrounding the the early morning crash indicate it was voluntary.
"This looks like an intentional crash," Constable Patrick Barriere said, reported the Gazette.
The Toronto Sun
reported, Michel Beaudoin, director of the St. Hubert Airport, told QMI Agency a suicide note was left at the school by the instructor before he took flight on the plane.
"He went up 2,600 feet and he came back at the airport," Beaudoin told QMI Agency. "On the radar, they saw that he made a drop of 700 feet in one shot and after that he went off of the radar."
The Transportation Safety Board of Canada is investigating the plane crash and fatality. Global Montreal
reported Julie Leroux, a spokesperson for the Transportation Safety Board of Canada, said, "We're not going to do a full investigation, given the circumstances."
No other injuries have been reported in this crash.
No specific comments are being made regarding the presence suicide note or the authority of the instructor to be in the plane at that hour. Reportedly, the unidentified instructor had worked at Air Richelieu
flight school for approximately four years.