Newspaper article The Canadian Press

TSB Investigating Collision between Drone and Plane in Quebec

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

TSB Investigating Collision between Drone and Plane in Quebec

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TSB probing collision between drone and plane in Quebec

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MONTREAL - The Transportation Safety Board of Canada is investigating last week's collision between a drone and a commercial aircraft near Quebec City.

The Beech King Air A100 with two crew members and six passengers was approaching Quebec City airport last Thursday when it struck the drone at an altitude of 1,500 feet.

Aircraft rescue and firefighting services were deployed and the aircraft safely landed.

No one was injured.

The federal agency says it is the first time it has investigated such an incident.

Officials say gathering information has been complicated by the fact the drone has not been found and that its owner has not yet been identified.

"Given this is a first -- and I believe not just in Canada because as far as I know this hasn't happened anywhere in the world -- we're trying to see what can be done to improve transport safety," TSB investigator Isabelle Langevin said in an interview. …

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