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Plane crash in Arctic kills 12

A chartered Boeing 737 plane crashed Saturday afternoon in Canada's Arctic region, killing 12 people, police said.

The Royal Canadian Mounted Police said the plane went down near the hamlet of Resolute Bay in the Arctic territory of Nunavut. The First Air charter flight was traveling from Yellowknife in the Northwest Territories to Resolute Bay, and was scheduled to continue on to Ellesmere Island.

RCMP Constable Angelique Dignard said 12 people died in the crash and three were injured. The plane was carrying 15 people, including four crew members.

Police did not have any information about the condition of the three survivors.

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