Boeing 737-200 crashes in northern Canada

First Air passenger aircraft crashes on Saturday, killing 12 people

Twelve people were killed in an air crash in northern Canada on Saturday afternoon, and three survived, when a Boeing 737-200 operated by First Air crashed close to the airport for the small Inuit town Resolute Bay, on Cornwallis Island, Nunavut. A child was among the three who survived. The crash site was described as “widespread” but the aircraft’s two black boxes have been recovered. The plane was arriving from the city of Yellowknife. The weather at the time was cloudy with light winds and showers.
The crash brought back memories of one of Canada’s worst aviation disasters, when 229 people on a Swissair flight when the airline’s McDonnell Douglas MD-11 crashed into the Atlantic near Nova Scotia in 1998.
BNO News
[pictured: First Air Boeing 737-200, Ottawa; by Alasdair McLellan]


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