Investigation unable to confirm Porter near-miss with suspected drone

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by Susan Mas

The Transportation Safety Board says it has closed an investigation into a recent near-collision between a Porter plane and what two of its crew members believed to be a drone.

Pilots on board Porter flight 204, from Ottawa to Toronto, were forced to divert the plane when they encountered an unknown object at about 9,000 feet in the air and approximately 55 km from the Billy Bishop Airport on Nov. 14. Two flight attendants who were securing the cabin for landing at the time of the diversion suffered minor injuries.

On Tuesday, the TSB said it was unable to confirm that the object seen by the Porter crew was a drone.

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