A 7 year old girl was one of the three rescued from a plane crash that killed 12 after an Inuit-owned plane crashed in Canada, ICTMN reports.
Two others were pulled from the crash of the Boeing 737 near Resolute Bay. The cause is still under investigation.
Among the rescuers were a group of Joint Task Force North’s Operation Nanook Arctic personnel scheduled to take part in a simulated plane-crash rescue, which was canceled after the wreck.
En route from Yellowknife, the chartered jet was going to head on to Grise Fiord on Ellesmere Island, the Associated Press reported. Instead the plane came down within reach of ATVs, military helicopters and other vehicles. People rushed to the scene and pulled a 23-year-old woman, a 48-year-old man and a seven-year-old girl from the burning craft.
The man and child were transferred to Ottawa for treatment, the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) told reporters on Sunday, while the 23-year-old remained in Iqaluit. All three were in stable condition, police said. The airline was not giving out more information pending notification of kin, and did not release the name of the chartering organization.