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A Plane Landing in Arctic Conditions Ends in Tragedy

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It should have been a routine landing for First Air Flight 6560 at Canada's Resolute Bay Airport, despite the harsh Arctic conditions. It instead turned into a mysterious disaster.

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Surviving a plane crash in the Canadian Arctic is no guarantee that you'll make it out alive. The environment is unforgiving, there are no roads, and crash survivors could face hours, even days, battling the elements while waiting for rescue, except in the remarkable case of First Air Flight 6560. Witness the story of a 737-200 that went down in a remote Inuit hamlet in August 2011 and the incredible coincidence that gave its few survivors a fighting chance. Then follow the investigation into why the aircraft crashed to begin with.

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