Friday, May 19, 2017

Canada - Newfoundland, Gander International Airport

Gander International Airport
Gander, Newfoundland

As an important re-fuling stop for trans-Atlantic flights and a major point on the Great Circle route between North America and Europe, gander has become the aerial "Crossroads of the World."  

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In 1985, Gander was the site of the Arrow Air Flight 1285 disaster, in which a McDonnell Douglas DC-8 with 256 people on board crashed during takeoff due to atmospheric icing; there were no survivors. The crash was and remains to date the deadliest airplane accident on Canadian soil.

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