On 12 December, 1985, Arrow Air Flight 1285, a McDonnell Douglas DC-8-63CF passengers plane was chartered by the United States military to transport 284 American soldiers of the US Army’s 101st Airborne Division back from Cairo, Egypt to Fort Campbell, Kentucky. The aircraft took off from the runway, unable to gain altitude and loses lift. The Aircraft stalled while climbing and crashed into the woods nearby the airport. There were no survivors found on site.
The Investigation begins and there weren’t much evidence that to help solved the accident. The “Black Box” on board the aircraft was recovered on the crashed scene. However, it was the older generation model and only able to record minimum data, as compared to the current model which could record hundreds of data at any time.
There was much controversy of the report by the Canadian Aviation Safety Board (CASB). The panel could not come to a final conclusion and had to publish reports into two version, namely the Majority Report and Minority Report.
The video clips will further illustrate the possible causes of this tragic accident in America’s military history.
Air Crash Investigation Video
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- Wikipedia - Arrow Air Flight 1285
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- ROK Drop - Arrow Air Flight 1285
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