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Black boxes could hold clues to First Air crash

Aug. 22, 2011 – Resolute Bay, Nunavut - Transportation Safety Board officials say they're hoping to have more details today on a plane crash in Nunavut that killed 12 people.


August 22, 2011
By The Canadian Press

Aug. 22, 2011 – Resolute Bay, Nunavut – Transportation Safety Board officials say
they're hoping to have more details today on a plane crash in
Nunavut that killed 12 people.

The so-called black boxes containing voice and flight data from
the First Air flight now are in their Ottawa lab for processing.

But officials say it will be several days before they'll be able
to analyze the information gathered in the final moments of the
flight.

And their final report on the crash could take more than a year.

Safety board officials say that as part of their investigation,
they'll also be speaking to the three people who survived when the
737 crashed into a small hill in Resolute Bay.

Two of them _ a seven-year old girl and a 48-year-old man _ are
in hospital in Ottawa, while the third, a 23-year-old woman, is in
hospital in Iqaluit.