Nunavut plane crashed on 2nd landing attempt

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 plane, seen here at the crash site in Sanikiluaq, was a Fairchild Metro 3/23 twin-engine turbo prop. (Transportation Safety Board of Canada)

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.

A Perimeter Aviation turbo-prop plane carrying seven passengers and two crew members crashed Dec. 22 near the airport in Sanikiluaq.

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

Six-month-old Isaac Appaqaq died in the Dec. 22 crash in Sanikiluaq. (Submitted)

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.