The Transportation Safety Board of Canada (TSB) will not be advancing an investigation into a potential “mid-air collision” between an unidentified object and a Porter Airlines plane on November 14th.
Flight POE 204 originated in Ottawa and was travelling to Toronto, when minutes before landing pilots had to make a quick “evasive maneuver”.
Early reports said the object was believed to be a drone, however, Senior Regional Investigator for the TSB – Ontario Peter Rowntree says the pilots could not confirm what it was.
After going through the cockpit voice recorder, and a download from the flight data recorder, investigators have decided not to pursuit a more extensive investigation.
“We’re gonna take the information the TSB has gathered and put it into our database,” said Rowntree, “If anything comes up in the future where we can identify the object, then we can consider reopening the case.”
TSB deploys a team at CYTZ following a risk of mid-air collision east of Toronto, ON https://t.co/pmuDHaqFOn
— TSB of Canada (@TSBCanada) November 14, 2016