Governor General of Canada

Governor General of Canada

August 20, 2011 19:30 ET

Statement from His Excellency the Right Honourable David Johnston, Governor General of Canada on the Plane Crash in Resolute Bay, Nunavut

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Aug. 20, 2011) - Sharon and I are deeply saddened by the catastrophe that occurred in Resolute Bay, where an airplane crashed earlier this afternoon.

Our thoughts and prayers go out to all those affected by this tragic event.

Earlier today, I had the opportunity to visit many of the Operation NANOOK military units.

I was able to witness first hand the professionalism and dedication of our Canadian Forces and civilian organizations as they responded quickly and effectively to this catastrophe.

David Johnston

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