Aug 21, 2021

Canada: Police drone hits plane approaching runway; ‘major damage’ reported

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Drone accidentally hits plane causing major damage.

I wonder if we’re going to see more of these incidents in the future.

An aircraft attempting to land at Buttonville, an airport with proximity to Toronto’s suburbs, sustained “major damage” after being hit by a York Regional Police (YRP) drone earlier this month. Strangely enough, the country’s air navigation service provider, NAV Canada, was not even informed of the police drone operation.

The pilot thought the plane must have hit a large bird and proceeded to land. There was no change in configuration or power since they were about 500 feet above ground level and landing was imminent. The report reads:

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