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Drone might have almost caused crash at Toronto airport

Early this morning, a plane approaching Toronto's Billy Bishop airport had a near miss. Pilots of a Porter Airlines flight, which was about 55 kilometres east of the city, had to act quickly to avoid a mid-air collision with an object, likely a drone.

Two cabin attendants were reportedly injured in the incident, which happened at an altitude of 9,000 feet.

"The flight crew performed an evasive maneuver and two cabin crew received injuries as a result. The extent of the injuries are unknown at this time," said Transportation Safety Board of Canada Julie Leroux to the Toronto Star.

Porter Airlines and Billy Bishop Airport received accolades in a Conde Nast Travel reader survey. Billy Bishop was ranked as the fourth best international airport in the world while Porter came ninth in a list detailing the best international airlines.

Photo by Ken Sekiguchi via the blogTO Flickr pool.


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