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12/12/1985 Arrow Air Flight 1285 crashes

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 248 passengers and 8 crew members on board. As of 2017, it has the highest death toll of any aviation accident on Canadian soil.


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