Flight Attendants Injured After Pilots Swerve Plane Mid-Flight

A drone may be to blame for the potentially deadly mishap in the air.
1:33 | 11/15/16

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Let's turn to David Kerley standing by Reagan national airport where it sounds like there was a scary moment in the sky on Monday, David. Reporter: Yeah, it was a very scary moment, Michael. A couple of pilots took evasive action thinking they saw a drone and injured two of their own flight attendants. The investigation this morning into what the pilots of a plane with 54 passengers on board saw coming towards them leading to their severe action. The pilots making a sharp turn at 9,000 feet in the air. Two flight attendants thrown in the cabin and injured. Once on the ground the pilots said they thought it was a drone coming towards them. They see a flash. They see something at an altitude they would not expect another airplane or something to be flying and so they instinctively make a sharp turn to get away from whatever it is. Reporter: The two flight attendants were treated and released in Toronto. Already this year, pilots' sightings of drones are up 40% compared to all of last year. We almost got hit by a drone. Reporter: The worryhat happens if it hits a passenger plane. I'm just hovering. There are several efforts like this one to come up with technology to counter drones. This government funded corporation can overpower a drone's signal taking over control of the drone and flying it to safety. Of course, now a pilot traveling several hundred miles an hour has to make a split-second decision and that's what those Canadian pilots did yesterday, robin, to get out of the way of what they thought was a drone. They make those quick decisions, you're right. Amy with the other top

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