RESOLUTE BAY, Nunavut – Police say a chartered Boeing 737 has crashed in Canada’s Arctic region, killing 12 people.

The Royal Canadian Mounted Police said the plane went down Saturday afternoon near the hamlet of Resolute Bay in the Arctic territory of Nunavut. The First Air charter flight was traveling from Yellowknife to Resolute Bay.

RCMP Constable Angelique Dignard said 12 people died in the crash and three people were injured. The plane was carrying 15 people, including four crew members.

Maj. Gerald Favre at Canadian Forces Base Trenton said its aircraft were already in the area as part of an exercise and have been able to assist in the rescue.