Skip to comments.12 killed in Boeing 737 crash near Resolute Bay
Posted on 08/20/2011 3:43:22 PM PDT by ConservativeStatement
Twelve people are dead and three others are injured after a First Air Boeing 737 crashed near Resolute Bay, Nunavut early Saturday afternoon.
Charter Flight 6560 en route from Yellowknife to Resolute Bay crashed at about 12:50 p.m. local time, according to a statement from the airline.
The last communication from the plane was at 12:40 p.m. local time, when the aircraft was about eight kilometres from the Resolute Bay airport, the statement said.
According to the airline, 11 passengers and four crew members were on board the aircraft when it went down. The nature of the three survivors' injuries is not known.
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It’s not Alert, but its up there. RIP.
That is up there.
Again, a headline with no real location. Resolute Bay what? South Africa???
drives me nuts.
737-200 from the fleet listed on the company website. There are 76s in the fleet, too.
“Gravel-kitted 737-200 Combis are currently used by Canadian North, First Air, and Air North in northern Canada.”
Colorful Air Greenland plane:
My buddy from college flies for Canadian North. It’s pretty amazing what those pilots are trained to fly into with the old 737-200. Gravel fields, -35 degree ground temps, and absolutely nasty winter weather. It takes a special breed of pilot to do that day after day, I sure as hell couldn’t.
As for the weather up there at the time of the accident, they had very low ceilings, albeit a surface visibility of 8. I wouldn’t be surprised if that was a major contributor to the accident.