Improbable Cause

The Mysterious Crash of Arrow Air 950J

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What really happened that fateful morning of December 12, 1985 in the pitch dark Gander, Newfoundland, when Arrow Air 950JW crashed on takeoff with a fire on board?

The contract airliner was returning home after bringing 248 troops of the 101st Airborne Division from a deployment in the Sinai. The flight managed to make it as far as New Foundland, where it took on fuel for the last leg home. But shortly after it left the runway it burst into flame and blew up. 

One witness, a truck driver on the nearby Trans-Canadian Highway, described seeing "a flame on the bottom" of the aircraft that was so bright it illuminated the inside of his cab. Another witness said "I think the right side of the aircraft was afire. It was pitch-cark and I could see the tail and parts of the plane from the glow." And still another witness stated she saw the DC-8 lift from the runway, then disappear into the night as it began its climb. A few seconds later she saw a flash, and it "blew up,, it just went into a million pieces." Then there was a huge fireball on the ground.

But instead of a normal accident investigation, the site was sequestered by the military, then as soon as the bodies were removed and a cursory investigation completed, the site was bulldozed! Then the coverup began.

Read about the strange circumstances surrounding what was in the baggage compartments of the airplane; mysterious boxes loaded in the previous connecting flight in Cairo; altered autopsy reports; and the haste in which the wreckage was covered up and more.

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"This electronic edition of Improbable Cause, made available through the cooperation of Craig Roberts and with the permission of Seal Books, includes the complete contents of the 1991 paper bound volume with the correction of a number of typographical errors and restoration of some short sections that were cut during editing of the original draft. An Appendix of additional photographs and reproductions of some of the referenced material is also included."

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