Deer pose problem for planes

  • Oct. 16, 2009 11:00 a.m.

Damage to the fences surrounding the Masset airfield has allowed deer to sneak into the airport area, causing at least one aircraft to abort a takeoff. Masset RCMP say that a deer found in the secure airport area forced a pilot to abandon his attempt to take off recently. This activity poses a safety hazard to all individuals and aircraft that use the Masset airport, say police. “If a crash happened and someone was determined to be responsible, I imagine they could be held financially accountable for every penny they earned for several lifetimes,” said Corporal Jim Dehoog. This is not just a possible criminal code charge. Persons found responsible could be charged with a multitude of offences and could be held liable for any damages or injuries that result. Police are asking for the public’s assistance and urge anyone with information on this matter to call the RCMP at 626-3991 or Crimestoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS.

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