Air Crash Investigation Mayday S14E10: “Death in the Arctic” – First Air Flight 6560

Air Crash Investigation Mayday S14E10: "Death in the Arctic" - First Air Flight 6560
irst Air Flight 6560 was a charter flight which crashed near Resolute, Nunavut, Canada, on 20 August 2011. Of the 15 people on board, 12 were killed, and three were injured but survived. The aircraft involved, a First Air passenger-cargo convertible (combi) Boeing 737-200, was flying within Canada, from Yellowknife Airport, Northwest Territories, to Resolute Bay Airport, Nunavut. It crashed approximately 2 km (1.2 mi) east of the Resolute Bay Airport runway.[2][3]

The three survivors, a 48-year-old man, 23-year-old woman and 7-year-old girl,[4] were medivaced to Iqaluit.[3] The last radio call was received at 12:40 pm CDT (17:40 UTC),[5] at which time the aircraft was, according to First Air, about 8 km (5.0 mi) from Resolute Bay Airport, and the aircraft crashed some 10 minutes later.[6][7]

There are conflicting reports about the time of the accident. According to First Air and Transport Canada's Civil Aviation Daily Occurrence Reporting System the crash occurred at 12:40 pm CDT (17:40 UTC).[7][8] However, according to the Transportation Safety Board of Canada the crash happened an hour earlier at 11:42 am CDT (16:42 UTC) and 1 nautical mile (1.9 km; 1.2 mi) east of the airport.[1]
Air Crash Investigation Mayday S14E10: "Death in the Arctic" - First Air Flight 6560
On 20 August 2011, First Air Flight 6560, a charter flight, crashes near its destination of Resolute Bay Airport, Resolute, Nunavut, Canada, in poor weather conditions. Out of the 15 passengers and crew members, only three survived.


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