Ceremony Thursday Afternoon
To Commemorate Gander Crash
Hopkinsville will pause Thursday to remember the 248 Fort Campbell Soldiers and 8 crew members who died when their plane crashed in Gander, Newfoundland 28 years ago.
The service will take place Thursday afternoon at 2:00 at Fort Campbell Memorial Park, on Fort Campbell Boulevard, in Hopkinsville. The service will be aired on Oldies 96.5 and 100.9.
It was in the early morning hours of December 12th, 1985, that Arrow Air Flight 1285 crashed while attempting to take off from Gander International Airport. A
ll 248 soldiers that died were members of what is now known as the 2nd Brigade Combat Team Strike Brigade, at Fort Campbell. Investigators later determined that ice on the wings led to the crash.