Aug. 21: 12 Die in Plane Crash

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A charter jetliner carrying 15 people crashed into a hill while approaching the runway in Resolute Bay. Twelve people are confirmed dead; two adults and a young child survived and are receiving medical treatment. By coincidence, the crash occurred as an annual massive military exercise was being conducted with the focus on responding to a mock air disaster as well as a marine accident. The participating helicopters and medical technicians were quickly deployed to respond to the real thing.