Drone op­er­a­tor wanted by RCMP

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Po­lice are look­ing for the op­er­a­tor of a drone they say was fly­ing too close to the Hal­i­fax Stan­field In­ter­na­tional Air­port.

A news re­lease from Nova Sco­tia RCMP says they got a com­plaint at about 9:30 p.m. Wed­nes­day about a drone.

A pi­lot told po­lice they’d seen the drone “out­side of the air­port prop­erty while tak­ing off from the air­port’s sec­ondary run­way.”

Po­lice saw the drone them­selves once they ar­rived, but couldn’t find the op­er­a­tor, de­spite “ex­ten­sive pa­trols.”

Trans­port Canada rules for drones pro­hibit their use within 5.5 km of any air­port.

“Not only are you po­ten­tially jeop­ar­diz­ing the safety of all pas­sen­gers and crew on flights, you are break­ing the law,” RCMP Staff Sgt. An­thony Pom­peo says in the news re­lease.

Any­one with in­for­ma­tion about this in­ci­dent is asked to call po­lice or Crime Stop­pers.

Omer messinger/getty im­ages

The po­lice saw the drone once they ar­rived at the air­port but could not lo­cate the op­er­a­tor de­spite ‘ex­ten­sive pa­trols.’

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