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An Air Canada Jazz flight is shown in September, 2008. Transport Canada says it is investigating the sighting of a possible drone by the pilots of a commercial Jazz aircraft on a flight from Halifax to St. John’s. (JOHN LEHMANN/GLOBE AND MAIL)
An Air Canada Jazz flight is shown in September, 2008. Transport Canada says it is investigating the sighting of a possible drone by the pilots of a commercial Jazz aircraft on a flight from Halifax to St. John’s. (JOHN LEHMANN/GLOBE AND MAIL)

Transport Canada to probe mystery drone sighting by Halifax-St. John’s flight Add to ...

Transport Canada says it is investigating the sighting of a possible drone by the pilots of a commercial Jazz aircraft on a flight from Halifax to St. John’s.

The sighting occurred Aug. 3.

The pilots of the Bombardier aircraft reported seeing a red and white vertical tube with a rotor less than 300 metres above the aircraft.

Transport Canada says it is trying to determine whether a violation occurred and whether enforcement action is required.

By law, operators of commercial unmanned aerial vehicles must obtain a special flight operations certificate from Transport Canada.

The department must also be informed of the vehicle’s proposed flight path.

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