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Some details about Air India Flight 182.

by Guest2593  |  12 years, 10 month(s) ago

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Air India Flight 182 operated by Boeing 747-237B has a bomb blast in 1985. I want to know about the details of Air India flight 182.

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  1. Guest5588
    Air India Flight 182 was an Air India flight operating on the Montréal-London-Delhi route. On 23 June 1985, the aeroplane operating on the route — a Boeing 747-237B (c/n 21473/330, reg VT-EFO) named after Emperor Kanishka — was blown up by a bomb while in Irish airspace, at an altitude of 31,000 feet (9,400 m), and crashed into the Atlantic Ocean. 329 people perished, including 280 Canadian citizens, mostly of Indian birth or descent, and 22 Indians. The incident was the largest mass murder in modern Canadian history and the deadliest act of air terrorism before 9/11. It was the first bombing of a 747 Jumbo Jet, preceding the better-known 1988 bombing of Americans aboard Pan Am Flight 103 over Lockerbie Scotland which was also brought down by explosives placed in a radio inside a bag without its passenger boarding. The explosion and downing of the carrier occurred within an hour of the fatal Narita Airport Bombing which also originated from Canada without the passenger for the bag that exploded on the ground before being placed on another Air India flight. Evidence from the explosion pointed to a related attempt to blow up two airliners simultaneously by the alleged bomb maker who had purchased a stereo tuner and other parts for the device in Canada and to other possible associates in Canada who had their conversations wiretapped.

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