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.Remind me with Google Calendar
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