- ACCIDENT DETAILS
Date: August 20, 2011
Time: 12:50
Location: Resolute Bay, Nunavut, Canada
Operator: First Air
Flight #: 6560
Route: Yellowknife - Resolute Bay
AC Type: Boeing B-737-210C(A) Combi
Registration: C-GNWN
cn / ln: 21067/414
Aboard: 15   (passengers:11  crew:4)
Fatalities: 12   (passengers:8  crew:4)
Ground: 0
Summary: 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.
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