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Drone misses Cessna Caravan by 10 feet near Vancouver, Canada
7 August 2015
A Seair Seaplanes Cessna Caravan (CC:by-sa)

A Seair Seaplanes Cessna Caravan (CC:by-sa)

A small quadcopter drone passed within about 10 feet of a Cessna 208 Caravan float plane in Canada, according to an official report.

A Seair Seaplanes Cessna 208 Caravan 1 (C-FJOE) was appropaching Vancouver Water Aerodrome, Canada when a black drone with 4 propellers missed the aircraft windshield by about 10 feet (3 m). At the time the aircraft was about 40 feet from touching down on the river. The drone was observed turning northbound toward the airport before the pilot lost sight of it.

The incident happened on August 2 at 18:45 hours local time.

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