Ft. Campbell remembers victims of Gander plane crash - WKRN News 2

Ft. Campbell remembers victims of Gander plane crash

Posted: Updated: Dec 12, 2013 01:47 PM CST
FT. CAMPBELL, Ky. -

A memorial services was held Thursday morning at Fort Campbell to remember the 248 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.  Canada officials determined the crash was caused by icing.

Fort Campbell held a ceremony at 10:30 a.m.

The city of Hopkinsville was planning a service at 2 p.m.  A memorial was also scheduled to be held in Egypt.

*The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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