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Investigation Launched After Police Drone Collides With Airplane

Canada’s Transportation Safety Board is investigating after a York regional police drone collided with an airplane approaching Buttonville Airport in Markham earlier this month.

Canada’s Transportation Safety Board is investigating after a York regional police drone collided with an airplane approaching Buttonville Airport in Markham earlier this month.

Police confirmed to CityNews they had deployed a Remote Piloted Vehicle (RPV), known more commonly as a drone, as part of an investigation near the airport on August 10.

While it was being operated, the drone collided with a Cessna 172 operated by Canadian Flyers International that was attempting to land. There was an instructor and student pilot on board.

Read the full story at CityNews

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