The trouble is then you have to pay for an extra seat. Not a huge deal in the south for middle class people flying from, say, Calgary to Montreal. But for most Inuit flying to Sanikiluaq the price is prohibitive. That is harsh to say, and there are some who can afford it, but the reality of higher costs and subsistence living has to be recognized:
Here's the crash site - everyone except the baby survived. Very sad story:
The mother of a baby boy who died in a plane crash in Nunavut on Saturday was doing what so many other mothers and fathers have done: she was holding her infant on her lap.
The six-month-old boy was the only passenger to perish when a twin-engine turbo prop plane crashed on its second attempt to land in Sanikiluaq, a tiny community located on the Belcher Islands in the southeastern corner of Hudson Bay. Most of the people aboard the aircraft – six other passengers and two pilots – escaped without serious injuries.