Thursday's Child: Silent Witness Memorial

Thursday, March 26, 2015

The Silent Witness Memorial near Gander, Newfoundland, was erected to commemorate the deaths of 256 people in the Arrow Air crash of December 12, 1985. Victims included 248 U.S. troops returning from a peacekeeping mission in the Middle East, and eight crew members. The flight had stopped in Gander for refuelling before leaving for its final destination in Fort Campbell, Kentucky. When the plane took off again, it struggled to gain altitude and eventually crashed about 3000 feet from the runway, killing everyone aboard.

The crash occurred in the dark hours of the early morning. The site this memorial was built on, a rocky, wooded area, was the Silent Witness to the tragic crash.


With prayers for the family and friends of the victims of Flight 4U9525, on March 24, 2015.


9 comments:

Agness Walewinder said...

That is a very interesting place to visit, Beth. I would definitely want to spend there an afternoon ;-).

Valerie Gamine said...

Unbelievably tragic, as are all disasters of this nature. xoxo

Velva said...

So very sad :(

Barbara said...

Very upsetting, Beth. Life is fragile.
I didn't know about the Silent Witness memorial. It's very moving.

Cheri Savory Spoon said...

What a tragic event, nice memorial.

Marcela said...

What a disaster. Great memorial.

Julie said...

Very nice post! So very sad, life is so fragile. Thanks for this post~

Pam said...

This was a tragedy, and you did it justice!

Mary @ The World Is A Book said...

What a tragic event that is reminiscent of the recent crash. It's a beautiful tribute and memorial.

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