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Names of passengers and crew on deadly Resolute flight

There were 15 people on board First Air Flight 6560 when it crashed near Resolute, Nunavut, on Aug. 20, 2011. Twelve people died and three survived.

The dead included four crew members:

— Pilot Blair Rutherford, 48, from Leduc, Alta.

— Co-pilot David Hare, 35, from Yellowknife

— Flight attendants Anne Marie Chassie, 22, and Ute Merritt, 55, both from Yellowknife


Eight passengers also died:

— Cheyenne Eckalook, 6, who was returning home after visiting her father in B.C.

— Martin Bergmann, 55, Winnipeg-based director of Canada's Polar Continental Shelf Project

Staff at Resolute's South Camp Inn:

— Randolph Reid, 56, of Sault Ste. Marie, Ont.

— Michael Rideout, 65, of Mount Pearl, N.L.

— Chesley Tibbo, 49, of Harbour Mille, N.L

— Raymond Pitre, 39, of Bathurst, N.B.

— Steven Girouard, 38, and his fiancee Lise Lamoureux, 23, also of Bathurst, N.B.


The survivors:

— Gabrielle Pelky, Cheyenne's seven-year old sister

— Nicole Williamson, 23, and Robin Wyllie, 48, geologists with Aurora Geosciences

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