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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 191333
Last updated: 12 August 2020
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Time:c. 07:20
Type:Silhouette image of generic DH8D model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
de Havilland Canada DHC-8-402Q Dash 8
Owner/operator:Porter Airlines
Registration: C-GLQL
C/n / msn: 4249
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: None
Location:30 nm east of Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport, ON (YTZ) -   Canada
Phase: En route
Nature:Passenger - Scheduled
Departure airport:Ottawa Macdonald-Cartier International Airport (CYOW)
Destination airport:Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport, ON (YTZ)
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.
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 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



Photo of C-GLQL courtesy

Montréal - Pierre Elliott Trudeau International (CYUL / YUL)
25 May 2014; (c) Pierre Langlois

Revision history:

14-Nov-2016 18:33 harro Added
14-Nov-2016 18:51 harro Updated [Time, Source, Embed code, Narrative]
14-Nov-2016 19:57 harro Updated [Photo, ]
14-Nov-2016 20:18 harro Updated [Narrative]
14-Nov-2016 20:20 harro Updated [Time, Narrative]
14-Nov-2016 20:22 harro Updated [Source, Narrative]

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