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Why was an Air Canada plane circling near Victoria?

The unusual sight has an easy explanation: A film crew was shooting a commercial.


 

VICTORIA — An unusual sight in the skies south of Victoria prompted curiosity and concern from some Vancouver Island residents.

Early Wednesday afternoon people reported seeing a low-flying Air Canada jet circling over the area for more than an hour.

Witness John Kelley said the airliner appeared to be followed by a fighter jet.

But Air Canada has a simple explanation for the sighting.

The company says the second plane was not a fighter jet, but crew taking pictures of the Air Canada Rouge aircraft for a commercial.

The low and twisting flight path allowed the crew to capture the plane and the spectacular scenery of the southern Gulf Islands in the same shot.


 

Why was an Air Canada plane circling near Victoria?

  1. Somebody call Bill….he’ll want to talk about how he’s freezing in his log cablin.

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