Gander Crash Victims Remembered

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

Arrow Air Flight 1285 crashed a short distance from Gander International Airport in Newfoundland on Dec. 12, 1985, also killing eight crew members.

FORT CAMPBELL, KY (AP) -- Soldiers and members of the public held a memorial service for the 248 Fort Campbell soldiers killed 28 years ago in a plane crash in Canada.

The soldiers from the 101st Airborne Division's 2nd Brigade Combat Team were on their way back to Fort Campbell from a six-month tour as part of a peacekeeping mission in Sinai, Egypt. Arrow Air Flight 1285 crashed a short distance from Gander International Airport in Newfoundland on Dec. 12, 1985, also killing eight crew members. Canadian officials determined the crash was caused by icing.

Amy Gallo, a widow of the crash who attended Thursday's ceremony at Fort Campbell, told The Leaf-Chronicle it is still a rough time of year for her, but she appreciates that the Army hasn't forgotten the tragedy.


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