Monday, November 23, 2015

Plane, drone nearly collide: Waterloo International Airport, Ontario, Canada

A pilot taking off from the Region of Waterloo International Airport reported a near-miss with a drone moments after takeoff.

According to Waterloo Regional Police, the pilot took off around 3 p.m. Sunday, bound for Tennessee.

Once he was about half a kilometre north of the airport, police say, he “came within 10 feet of striking an unmanned aerial vehicle.”

Although the two crafts nearly collided, the pilot did not have to take evasive action and no injuries were reported.

Federal regulations prohibit drones from flying within nine kilometres of any Canadian airport.

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