Remembering the Arrow Air Flight Crash of 1985


Airplane in the sky and above the cloudsOn December 12, 1985, the Arrow Air Flight 1825 took for from Gander toward Fort Campbell. It wasn’t long after takeoff – about half a mile – before the aircraft stalled midair. As a result of what was determined to be an unexpectedly high drag and reduced lift condition, the aircraft crashed. It proceeded to burn and all 248 passengers and the 8 crew members died. Of those who died, 236 were members of the U.S. Army’s 101st Airborne Division. They were being chartered from a six-month deployment.

According to the investigation, the cause of the crash was most likely due to ice contamination on the wings’ leading edges and upper surfaces. It may have also been caused by an underestimated onboard weight or because of an onboard explosion.

Unfortunately, aviation accidents occur all over the country and often result in serious or fatal injuries. At Robert Sparks Attorneys, our Tampa aviation accident lawyers are dedicated to protecting the rights of individuals who have been injured or lost loved ones in serious crashes. We know the various causes of aviation accidents and the types of claims that can be filed as a result.

Aviation accidents are often caused by the following:

  • Pilot error
  • Malfunctions
  • Maintenance failure
  • Untrained pilot

If you or someone you love has been seriously harmed or killed in an aviation accident, it is important to retain legal counsel. There are a number of options that you can pursue in order to obtain justice. We know how to file personal injury and wrongful death claims alike so you can be sure that we are focused on protecting your best interests every step of the way. If you need to file a lawsuit, contact our team today. We can discuss your options and rights moving forward so together we can take the next best step.