First Air, crash

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  1. VH-RMD

    VH-RMD Original Member

    12 dead in Canada plane crash

    Updated August 21, 2011 08:43:51

    Map: Canada
    Twelve people were killed and three others injured when a passenger jet crashed in the Canadian Arctic, local media quoted police as saying.
    A Boeing-737 operated by First Air with 15 people on board crashed near Resolute Bay in the Arctic territory of Nunavut, police said.
    The plane was en route from Yellowknife to Resolute Bay when it crashed.
    Doctors were already at the scene, according to emergency services at the Trenton military base in Ontario.
    Police and local officials in Resolute Bay - home to about 200 people - were not immediately available for comment on what may have caused the deadly crash.
    First Air links about 25 communities in Canada's far north to major cities such as Ottawa, Montreal and Edmonton.
    Prime minister Stephen Harper was expected in Resolute Bay on Monday.
  2. FriendlySkies

    FriendlySkies Member

    Got the news alert. I'm saddened to hear the news, considering the fact that our organization has developed a good relationship with First Air, and we many know the pilots that were killed.. :(

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