ghYHZ From Canada, joined Feb 2008, 247 posts, RR: 0 Posted (2 years 10 months 5 days 14 hours ago) and read 3939 times:
I was in Gander, Newfoundland a couple of weeks ago for the 9-11 memorial services and stopped by another memorial site just of the end of 21-03 where an Arrow Air DC8-63 carrying troops home to Fort Campbell, Kentucky went down on December 12, 1985.
ghYHZ From Canada, joined Feb 2008, 247 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (2 years 10 months 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 3919 times:
Quoting ghYHZ (Thread starter): I was in Gander, Newfoundland a couple of weeks ago for the 9-11 memorial services
Gander looks quite in the above photo but it certainly came alive on 9-11 when 39 wide bodies arrived with nearly 7,000 passengers who had to be housed and fed over the next two or three days……nearly doubling the towns population.
KC135TopBoom From United States of America, joined Jan 2005, 12128 posts, RR: 52
Reply 4, posted (2 years 10 months 3 days 9 hours ago) and read 3627 times:
YQX has always played an important role in TATL military and pax service. Additionally YYR also serves the military aircraft in training and trans polar route diversions. Even today with airplanes that have the range to fly TATL non-stop YQX and YYR still very important diversion airports. On 9/11 YQX went above and beyond its role as just a diversion airport and served those stranded passengers and aircrews well above anyone's expectations. But, they have a great history of that. Their response to the 101AB/Arrow disaster was also second to none.