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.
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.
Watch this episode online now.
Stream hundreds of shows by starting your free trial to Smithsonian Channel Plus. Check the availability of this title and explore our vast library of original documentaries and series.
Access even more free Smithsonian Channel full episodes and documentaries online through participating TV providers.
Find out if your television provider carries Smithsonian Channel.
Don't panic! It's simple to upgrade to the latest version of one of these browsers:
Don't panic! To get the best possible experience on smithsonianchannel.com we recommend you upgrade your operating system.
For the best possible site experience, please use Chrome for Android.
Add username "SmithsonianChan" on Snapchat for fun and fascinating facts. We'll be sharing spontaneous photos and videos as inspiration strikes.