The Transportation Safety Board is investigating a close call that has left two Porter Airline crew members injured.
It’s being described as a near “mid-air collision” between an aircraft and an unmanned aerial vehicle, believed to be a drone.
A Transportation Safety Board spokeswoman told Global News that the Porter flight was en route to Billy Bishop Airport just before 7:30 a.m.
The vehicle was spotted about 50 kilometres east of the city, she said, forcing crews to take evasive measures.
The injuries sustained by the crew members are unknown.
Investigators are at Billy Bishop Airport to speak with those who were on board.
WATCH: MP Kate Young, parliamentary secretary to the minister of transport, takes questions on the incident in Ottawa: