On August 20, 2011, a passenger jet crashed near Resolute Bay, Nunavut in Canada’s High Arctic. Twelve people died, including all four crew members. Three miraculously survived. The plane had been chartered from Yellowknife by the South Camp Inn in Resolute Bay. Among the victims were seven people with connections to the company, including the six-year-old granddaughter of the owner, Aziz Kheraj.
At the time of the crash, about 700 military personnel were in the hamlet of 150 people for a military exercise called Operation Nanook. The plan was to simulate a response to a plane crash. When the real thing happened, the military used the term ‘No duff,’ meaning: this one is for real.