Canada Divided Opinion

The question: What really killed the Screaming Eagles?

Three years ago, a chartered DC-8 carrying home 248 U.S. soldiers from peacekeeping duty in Egypt crashed on takeoff after refueling in Newfoundland. All 248 died, as did eight crew members. In a long-awaited final report on the disaster, the Canadian Aviation Safety Board last week said, as expected, that the probable cause of the crash was icing: a sandpaper-thin coating on the wings that diminished their ability to lift the aircraft.

But the official report may not be the last word on what brought down the "Screaming Eagles" of the 101st Airborne Division. Four of the board's nine members blame...

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