24 June : Air India Flight 182

Today (24 June) 29 years ago was an Air India flight 182 operating on the Montreal–London–Delhi route.

On 23 June 1985, the aircraft operating on the route – a Boeing 747-237B ( Reg VT-EFO Neme : "Emperor Kanishka" ) – was blown up by a bomb at an altitude of 31,000 feet (9,400 m). It crashed into the Atlantic Ocean while in Irish airspace.

VT-EFO, landing at London Heathrow Airport on 10 June 1985, 13 days before its demise.

A total of 329 people were killed, including 268 Canadians, 27 British citizens and 24 Indians.
The incident was the largest mass murder in Canadian history, and the deadliest aviation disaster to occur over a body of water. It is also the worst aviation disaster in Irish territory.

It was the first bombing of a 747 jumbo jet. The 1988 bombing of Pan Am Flight 103 over Lockerbie used a similar method, with explosives placed in a radio inside a bag and detonation by timer; no passenger accompanied either bomb.
The 1985 explosion and downing of the Air India plane occurred within an hour of the fatal Narita Airport bombing. It was also conducted by Sikh terrorists from Canada.
In this case, a bag exploded on the ground before being placed on another Air India flight. Evidence from the explosion pointed to an attempt to blow up two airliners simultaneously.

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Read More At Wikipedia : https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Air_India_Flight_182

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