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UAVS causing real problems at Canadian airports

March 12, 2015  By Global News

March 12, 2015, Vancouver - On July 1, 2014, a small Piper PA-31 aircraft departed the Vancouver International Airport en route to Qualicum Beach. Shortly after takeoff, the plane reported a near-miss with an unmanned aerial vehicle. The Piper’s pilot climbed to avoid the UAV, and estimated that the two aircraft passed each other with less than 100 feet between them.

A few days later, on July 5, 2014, multiple aircraft intending to
land at Toronto’s Pearson International Airport had their runway changed
after pilots spotted a drone in the vicinity. Toronto Police were

Incidents involving drone aircraft, as recorded in Transport Canada’s Civil Aviation Daily Occurrence Reporting System (CADORS)
database, climbed significantly in 2014. According to a Global News
analysis of the data, there were 38 incidents involving drones in
Canadian airspace recorded in 2014, compared to three or fewer every
year going back to 2002. | READ MORE



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