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Another First Air jet had close call
Transport Canada documents show another First Air jet had to make an emergency landing in the North about two hours after one of the airline's Boeing 737s crashed near the airport in Resolute Bay.


August 22, 2011
By The Canadian Press

Aug. 22, 2011, Rankin Inlet, Nunavut _ Transport Canada documents show another
First Air jet had to make an emergency landing in the North about
two hours after one of the airline's Boeing 737s crashed near the
airport in Resolute Bay.

The occurrence report says a First Air 737-200 _ the same model
that crashed _ landed safely in Rankin Inlet, Nunavut, on Saturday,
the same day 12 people were killed and three were injured in
Resolute.

The report says that shortly after the second plane took off for
Winnipeg, it turned back and landed with one engine.

The crew requested emergency vehicles be on site for the landing.

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Neither Transport Canada nor First Air immediately responded to
requests for comment, but the airport manager confirmed the details
of what happened.

Occurrence reports are preliminary and common _ there were 30
other incidents logged on Saturday for everything from medical
emergencies to false alarms.