Canada airliner swerves to avoid object near Toronto; two hurt

By David Ljunggren and Allison Lampert

OTTAWA/MONTREAL (Reuters) – A Canadian airliner with 54 passengers on board had to swerve to avoid an unmanned flying object near Toronto early on Monday, slightly injuring two cabin crew, in the most serious case of its kind in Canada, officials said.

The Porter Airlines Bombardier Q400 plane, which took off from Ottawa, was at 9,000 feet (2,750 meters), descending into the city’s Billy Bishop waterfront airport, when the pilots saw an unmanned aerial vehicle.

“Two crew members performed an evasive maneuver to avoid the unidentified object,” said Genevieve Corbin, a spokeswoman for the Transportation Safety …
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