[URBAN NOTE] “‘Reckless’ flying drone near Toronto’s Billy Bishop prompts police investigation”
CBC News’ Shanifa Nasser reports on an incident of a drone coming dangerously close to an incoming plane in the airspace around the Toronto Islands.
Toronto police are investigating after a drone was spotted flying near Billy Bishop airport in an incident involving a Porter Airlines flight on Friday morning.
Transport Canada says a pilot observed the drone just before 8:30 a.m. Early evidence suggests it was operating “in a reckless manner,” the federal agency said in a statement.
In an email to CBC Toronto, spokesperson Natasha Gauthier said the incident involved a flight en route from Boston to Toronto.
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Anyone who violates controlled or restricted airspace and threatens the safety of a plane can face fines of up to $25,000 or jail time, Transport Canada says.