Twelve people are dead and three others are injured after a First Air Boeing 737 crashed near Resolute Bay, Nunavut early Saturday afternoon. Charter Flight 6560 en route from Yellowknife to Resolute Bay crashed at about 12:50 p.m. local time, according to a statement from the airline.
The last communication from the plane was at 12:40 p.m. local time, when the aircraft was about eight kilometres from the Resolute Bay airport, the statement said. According to the airline, 11 passengers and four crew members were on board the aircraft when it went down. The nature of the three survivors' injuries is not known.