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Fog and rain may have played role in Resolute crash

Aug. 26, 2011, Resolute, Nunavut - An initial report by the Transportation Safety Board says there was cloud, fog and light rain when a chartered jet crashed into a hill while on approach to land at the Resolute airport.


August 26, 2011
By The Canadian Press

Aug. 26, 2011, Resolute, Nunavut – An initial report by the Transportation
Safety Board says there was cloud, fog and light rain when a
chartered jet crashed into a hill while on approach to land at the
Resolute airport.

Twelve people died in the crash, three survived.

The report is the first confirmation of what the weather was like
Saturday when First Air flight 6560 crashed 1.6 kilometres from the
airport's runway.

The report says there was a 60-metre cloud ceiling, fog with less
than five kilometres of visibility, drizzling rain and light wind.

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No cause of the crash has been determined, but investigators have
recovered the plane's black boxes from the wreckage.

RCMP say the remains of one of the victims from Resolute has been
positively identified and returned to family in the Arctic
community.