A First Air Boeing 737-200, registration C-GNWN performing flight 6560 from Yellowknife to Resolute Bay NU Canada with 11 passengers and 4 crew, went missing while on approach to Resolute Bay. Airport and Official crews searched and found that the airliner had crashed.
12 occupants are reported killed, there is unconfirmed word of 3 survivors.
Royal Canadian Mounted Police confirmed the aircraft has crashed near Resolute Bay.
RCMP is aware of some survivors.
The crash site is located less than 2km west of Resolute Bay Community in rugged terrain.
The Canadian Forces were conducting an exercise called Nanook 11, which includes the simulation of a major air disaster near Resolute Bay. The exercise was interrupted, the forces joined the search and rescue operation in progress.
The Canadian TSB reported investigators, dispatched to Resolute Bay to monitor the upcoming military exercise next week, were on scene quickly.
Locals reported poor visibility and low cloud. The local weather station reported visibilities at or above 8km/4.3nm with fog, rain, humidity close to 100%.
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