National Day of Remembrance for Victims of Terrorism in Canada Date in the current year: June 23, 2017

National Day of Remembrance for Victims of Terrorism in Canada June 23 is National Day of Remembrance for Victims of Terrorism in Canada. This day commemorates the anniversary of the bombing of Air India Flight 182 off the coast of Ireland.

Boeing 747-237B Air India flight 182 was operating en route Montreal-London-Delhi. When the plane was 120 miles offshore of County Cork, Ireland, it was destroyed by the bomb, hidden in the Sanyo tuner in a suitcase in the forward cargo compartment. As the result, the plane exploded on the height of 31,000 feet (9,400 m), which caused rapid decompression and break-up of the aircraft. The crew wasn't able to send “mayday” and the aircraft fell in the Atlantic Ocean offshore Ireland.

329 people died, among the victims were 268 Canadians, 27 Britons, 2 Indians and 10 Americans. This incident is regarded as the largest mass murder in Canadian history. 86 passengers of the aircraft were children (including 6 babies), 29 entire families were killed.

All flags across Canada are flown at half-mast to honor the victims of Boeing 747-237B on this day. The act of terrorist, that took lives of Canadians (most of them were of Indian descent), will never be forgotten.

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