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Tuesday, April 02, 2013
Silent Witness Memorial - Gander
Arrow Air Flight 1285 was an international charter flight carrying U.S. troops from Cairo Egypt to their home base in Fort Campbell, Kentucky via Cologne , Germany and Gander, Newfoundland. On the morning of 12 December 1985, shortly after takeoff from Gander en route to Fort Campbell, the aircraft stalled, crashed, and burned about half a mile from the runway, killing all 256 passengers and crew on board. It is the deadliest aviation accident to occur on Canadian soil.