On October 12, 2017, a drone collided with a commercial aircraft while it was approaching Jean Lesage International Airport, in Quebec City. This is the first time that a drone has hit a commercial plane in Canada, according to Canada’s Minister of Transport, Marc Garneau. He stated, “I am extremely relieved that the aircraft only sustained minor damage and was able to land safely.” No injuries to the eight passengers on board the airplane were reported. According to Garneau, the accident could have been much worse if the drone had hit the cockpit or engine.
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