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Powered parachute interferes with flight operations at Calgary airport
Published Wednesday, April 19, 2017 12:53PM MDT
Last Updated Wednesday, April 19, 2017 7:45PM MDT
Police are investigating after a powered parachute was spotted flying in the airspace north of Calgary on Monday evening.
The motorized parachute flew over the South Airdrie and Balzac areas at about 6:50 p.m. and interfered with air traffic at Calgary’s airport.
Officials say some flights were re-routed for landing as a result of the incident and the machine eventually landed with assistance from police.
RCMP and Transport Canada are investigating.