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.