First Air Airlines Boeing 737-200 C-GNWN Flight 6560 Yellowknife to Resolute Bay Canada Airline Crash

by Aviation News Reporter on August 20, 2011

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First Air Airlines Boeing 737-200 C-GNWN Flight 6560 Yellowknife to Resolute Bay Canada Airline Crash

First Air Airlines Boeing 737-200 C-GNWN Flight 6560 Yellowknife to Resolute Bay Canada Airline Crash

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.

First Air Airlines Boeing 737-200 Crash Scene

First Air Airlines Boeing 737-200 Crash Scene

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%.

WEATHER
Metars:
CYRB 201900Z 15008KT 8SM VCFG OVC006 07/06 A2985 RMK SC7 VIS N-E 3 FG TOP OF HILL SLP113
CYRB 201800Z 19008KT 10SM VCFG SCT003 OVC010 07/07 A2983 RMK SF3ST5 SLP108
CYRB 201700Z CCA 20007KT 10SM VCFG SCT002 OVC009 07/06 A2982 RMK SF2ST6 SLP105
CYRB 201649Z 18013KT 5SM -DZ BR OVC003 RMK ST8
CYRB 201600Z 18008KT 10SM -DZ OVC007 06/06 A2981 RMK ST8 SLP100
CYRB 201533Z 17008KT 5SM -DZ BR OVC006 RMK ST8
CYRB 201500Z 18016KT 1/2SM R35/2200FT -DZ FG VV002 06/06 A2979 RMK FG8 SLP095
CYRB 201450Z 17013KT 5/8SM -DZ BR VV002 RMK FG8
CYRB 201434Z 17016KT 15SM -DZ OVC005 RMK ST8
CYRB 201400Z 16014KT 15SM BKN009 OVC070 07/06 A2979 RMK SF4AC4 SLP094

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