Transport Canada says it is conducting a review of a Russian airline after one of its planes allegedly violated a ban on entering Canadian airspace just hours after the ban was imposed. .
“We are aware that Aeroflot Flight 111 violated a ban imposed earlier today on Russian flights using Canadian airspace.” Transport Canada wrote in a tweet.
“We are conducting a review of the conduct by Aeroflot and the independent aeronautical location services provider, NAVCAN, that led to this breach. We will not hesitate to take appropriate enforcement action and other measures to prevent future violations.”
According to flight tracking website FlightAware, Aeroflot Flight 111 departed Miami at 2:29 p.m. local time Sunday en route to Moscow and appeared to have flown over parts of New Brunswick, Quebec and Labrador, according to flight tracking website FlightAware.
On Sunday morning, Transport Minister Omar Alghabra announced that Canadian airspace would be closed to all Russian aircraft operators.
“We will hold Russia accountable for unprovoked attacks against Ukraine,” he wrote in a tweet.
Aeroflot typically operates several flights per day through Canadian airspace en route to destinations in the United States and elsewhere.
With files from CTVNews.ca writer Michael Lee