Early report suggests plane in deadly Nunavut crash landed hard, overran runway

The Canadian Press

SANIKILUAQ, Nunavut - A initial report into the deadly crash of a passenger plane in Nunavut suggests the aircraft overran the runway on its second attempt at landing.

The crash happened at the airport in Sanikiluaq (SANNY-kill-uh-ack) last Saturday evening.

Six-month-old Isaac Appaqaq was killed, while the two pilots and six other passengers were injured.

The Transport Canada occurrence report from the crash says the plane, en route from Winnipeg, touched down hard on its second approach and came to rest between 150 and 200 meters past the end of the runway.

Nunavut's coroner, Padma Suramala, has told media in the North that the baby was sitting in his mother's lap rather than up on her shoulder as recommended by airlines.

However, Suramala says she doesn't think that would have made any difference in this crash.