12 killed in Boeing 737 crash near Resolute Bay Twelve people are dead after a First Air Boeing 737 200C crashed into a hillside close to the Resolute Bay airport Aug.
20, in one of the worst air disasters ever recorded in Nunavut. Three survivors a 48 year old man, a 23 year old woman and a seven year old girl were first transported that day to Qikiqtani General Hospital in Iqaluit. The seven year old and the 48 year old were then medevaced to Ottawa General Hospital, while, at the time of the last update of this story, the 23 year old woman remained at QGH. First Air confirmed in an Aug. 21 statement that all four crew members are dead. In an Aug. 20 news release, the RCMP said the plane was a charter, identified as flight 6560, en route from Yellowknife to Resolute Bay with 15 people on board, including four crew members. Ron Elliott, the MLA for Quttiktuq, which includes Resolute Bay, said Aziz Kheraj, the owner of the South Camp Inn in Resolute Bay, booked such charter aircraft regularly to bring in supplies and staff. CBC North reported on the evening of Aug. 20 that two of Kheraj granddaughters were passengers on the charter. One, aged six, has died, while the other, aged seven, was first flown to the hospital in Iqaluit. RCMP members recovered two black boxes from the site, which they are now keeping secure. The RCMP sent two forensic identification teams to Resolute Bay: one four member team to pore through the aircraft widely scattered wreckage to identify deceased person; the other, a two person team, to help with the coach outlet coupons bath accident investigation. Police said Aug. 20 that passengers next of kin had yet to be coach outlet 08822 notified and that they were not ready to name any of the 12 dead. Governor General David Johnston, who started a visit to Resolute Bay Aug. 19, said in an Aug. 20 statement that [Johnston wife] and I are deeply saddened by the catastrophe that occurred in Resolute Bay, where an airplane crashed earlier this afternoon. Our thoughts and prayers go out to all those affected by this tragic event. visit to Resolute, which started Aug. 19, was to have continued into Aug. 21. central time. First Air also confirmed the aircraft, registration number CGNWN, went down about eight kilometres from the Resolute Bay airport. Weather at the time was foggy with light winds and visibility of 16 kilometres, according to Environment Canada. The aircraft appeared to crash into a hillside, then caught fire. The Transportation Safety Board, Canada airline safety watchdog, said in a media advisory that it sent a team to Resolute Bay to investigate the crash. At the same time, Transport Canada said Aug. 20 that it appointed a observer to keep Transport Minister Denis Lebel informed about the progress of the TSB investigation. On Aug. 20 Lt. Cmdr. Albert Wong, the lead public affairs spokesperson for Operation Nanook, had confirmed there was a plane down eyesight of the runway and that personnel from the Canadian Forces mounted a rescue operation, including search and rescue and medical assistance. had some expertise there so we responded right away, said Lt. Cmdr. Wong said, who was taking part in the military exercise when he saw the plane go down eyesight of the runway. About 400 armed forces personnel were in the area for Operation Nanook, the military annual arctic sovereignty exercise, which started Aug. 5 and continues until Aug. 26. Because of their proximity to the crash, some coach canada bag of those personnel were the first to respond to the crash, said Department of National Defence spokeswoman Dominique Verdon. stopped all our activities on Operation Nanook We were the first to respond, she said. The flight that crashed was not connected to activities being conducted by the military. Nunavut Premier Eva Aariak said in an Aug. 21 statement she is saddened. will be a difficult time for so many people please take care of each other. This is part of our culture and going to be important now more than ever, she said. Tagak Curley, Nunavut health and social services minister, said crisis response teams are on their way to Resolute Bay to coordinate counselling for families. Prime Minister Stephen Harper was scheduled to travel Resolute Bay Aug.
22 for what has become an annual trip to the High Arctic. am deeply saddened by news of this tragic plane crash near Resolute Bay, coach outlet locations 2 film Harper said in an Aug. 20 statement.
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