First Air Flight 6560

First Air Flight 6560Saturday August 20, 2011
While on instrument approach and initiating a go-around, the plane hit a hill side 2km east of the runway and broke up into 3 pieces.The crew had initiated the go-around 2 seconds before impact. The late initiation and subsequent management of the descent resulted in the aircraft turning onto final approach 600 feet above the glideslope, increasing the crew’s workload and reducing their capacity to assess and resolve the navigational issues during the remainder of the approach.

Crash Details

DateSaturday August 20, 2011
LocationResolute Bay, Nunavut, Canada
Passengers11
Crew4
Fatalities12
Survivors3
Aircraft TypeBoeing B-737-210C(A) Combi
OperatorFirst Air
RegistrationC-GNWN
Flight OriginYellowknife
Flight Destination Resolute Bay
Resolute Bay, Nunavut, Canada
First Air
Boeing B-737-210C(A) Combi
2011