Ceremony Remembers Crash That Killed Fort Campbell Soldiers

Dec. 12 marks 22 years since nearly 250 soldiers died in a plane crash in Gander, Newfoundland.

It happened on Dec. 12, 1985.

248 soldiers were returning to Fort Campbell following a six month peacekeeping mission in the Middle East.

The charter plane crashed after taking off.

The soldiers were heading back in time for Christmas.

Many had bought Christmas presents during their refueling stop in Gander.

On the morning of Dec. 12, a ceremony was held at the Fort Campbell Memorial Park in Hopkinsville that was built to honor all 248 soldiers killed.

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