NTSB to Assist Canadians in Aviation Accident

Washington - The NTSB dispatched a team of investigators to assist the government of Canada in its investigation of Saturday's crash of First Air flight 6560, a Boeing 737-200 combi airplane.

On August 20, 2011 at 12:30 p.m. CDT, the airplane, en route from Yellowknife Airport to Resolute Bay Airport, crashed on approach, approximately 5 miles East of Resolute Bay, Nunavut, Canada. There are reportedly twelve fatalities three survivors.

The NTSB has designated air safety investigator Joe Sedor as the traveling U.S. Accredited Representative. Accompanying Mr. Sedor will be NTSB Operational Factors and Airworthiness investigators and representatives from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), Pratt & Whitney and Boeing.

The investigation is being conducted by the Transportation Safety Board of Canada, which will release all information. The TSB phone number is: (819) 994-8053 and email address is: airops@bst.tsb.gc.ca