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Man who stole plane was on meth when he crashed in Fresno

Monday, February 13, 2012
Ray Pirro

Man who stole plane was on meth when he crashed in Fresno (KFSN Photo / ABC30)

The Fresno County coroner's office says Ray Pirro, 52, of Tracy -- had high levels of methamphetamine in his system when he crashed the stolen aircraft.

Pirro was flying a single-engine plane that went down near Barstow and Garfield Avenues on February 5th. He was killed on impact.

Investigators later determined the aircraft was taken from an airfield in the Bay Area community of Concord.

The cause of the crash remains under investigation.

Fresno County Coroner Dr. David Hadden told Action News -- Pirro had so much meth in his system he would have been incapable of controlling an airplane.

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plane crash, crimetracker, theft, bay area, tracy, fresno, fresno county, fresno northwest, local
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