Porter Flight Dives To Avoid Possible Drone

November 14, 2016

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A Porter Airlines flight with 54 passengers onboard was forced to dive suddenly to avoid an unidentified object as it approached Toronto on Monday.

The Porter Bombardier Q400 was on a flight from Ottawa to Toronto’s Billy Bishop city airport when the pilots saw the object as it flew over Lake Ontario.

The pilots took evasive action as the aircraft was flying at 9,000 feet on its approach to the airport. Two flight attendants who suffered minor injuries were taken to hospital as a precaution.

The pilots initially thought the unidentified object was a balloon, but later reports indicate it may have been a drone.

Canada’s Transportation Safety Board said it was deploying a team of investigators following the incident.