ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 191333
Last updated: 26 March 2017
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Narrative:The Transportation Safety Board of Canada (TSB) is deploying a team of investigators to Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport (CYTZ) following a risk of mid-air collision between Porter Airlines flight PD204 and a object, possibly a balloon or drone/UAV, 30 nm east of Toronto, Ontario.
de Havilland Canada DHC-8-402Q Dash 8
|Owner/operator:||Porter Airlines |
|C/n / msn:|| 4249|
|Fatalities:||Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: |
|Airplane damage:|| None|
|Location:||30 nm east of Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport, ON (YTZ) -
|Phase:|| En route|
|Nature:||Domestic Scheduled Passenger|
|Departure airport:||Ottawa Macdonald-Cartier International Airport (CYOW)|
|Destination airport:||Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport, ON (YTZ)|
Initial information suggests the flight crew had to perform an evasive manoeuvre during which two flight attendants were injured.
Porter Airlines stated to a CTV reporter that the pilots’ initial assessment was that it looked like a balloon. After debriefing, is was considered to have potentially been a drone.
Flight tracking data of Flightaware and Flightradar24.com show the aircraft was flying at approximately 9-10,000 feet over Lake Ontario, about 20 km off shore at the time of the event.
The flight continued the descent and landed safely on runway 26 at YTZ, about 07:31 hours local time.
Weather at YTZ at the time of the event (07:20 LT/ 12:20Z):
CYTZ 141300Z AUTO 24010KT 9SM CLR 06/00 A2995 RMK SLP147
CYTZ 141200Z AUTO 24010KT 9SM CLR 06/00 A2995 RMK SLP145
http://www.tsb.gc.ca/eng/medias-media/deploiement-deployment/aviation/2016/20161114.asp https://www.flightradar24.com/data/flights/pd204#b9c28ee https://flightaware.com/live/flight/POE204/history/20161114/1125Z/CYOW/CYTZ https://twitter.com/TomPodolec/status/798258494801608704
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