A first happened over Quebec City’s Jean Lesage airport – a drone aircraft collided with a Skyjet passenger craft in the first ever passenger-aircraft-drone collision in Canada.
The Skyjet passenger plane was struck by a commercial drone as it approached Jean Lesage airport in Canada’s Quebec City in the province of Quebec. The plane landed safely and the passengers on board sustained no injuries.
The aircraft weathered the ordeal with only minor damage in the encounter but the incident alone has summoned questions about the safety of drone aircraft operating within the vicinity of commercial aircraft facilities such as airports. It has also placed a degree of scrutiny on commercial drone aircraft operators, who are a largely self-regulated group of hobbyists.