21 Aug 2011

Plane crash in Canada kills 12

1:58 pm on 21 August 2011

A Boeing 737 charter jet has crashed in Canada's Arctic region, killing 12 people and injuring three others.

The First Air flight was travelling from Yellowknife to Resolute Bay, when it came down not far from its destination, the BBC reports.

The Royal Canadian Mounted Police said 15 people were on board the flight, including four crew members.

Canadian troops in the area on operational exercises were able to help in the rescue effort.

The plane that crashed was not part of the military exercises.