Nightcruiser From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Posted (13 years 3 months 1 week 6 days 5 hours ago) and read 2960 times:
On the morning of June 23, 1985, an Air India Boeing 747-200 reg. VT-EFO exploded in midair and fell to the sea. A terrorist's bomb went off as the 747 was approaching Ireland. Air India flight 182....was doomed.
Here is a picture of VT-EFO that was found on airliners.net.
Let this serve as a reminder that the war on terrorism is still going on, and the world is on the prowl for these wretched terrorists. They will never get away with their actions, and they will all be taken to justice!
B747-437B From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (13 years 3 months 1 week 6 days 5 hours ago) and read 2928 times:
The report is largely accurate, but misses out on a very important and largely overlooked point. The X-Ray machine used by the security contractor, Burns Security, was NOT operational on the day of the bombing and bags were subjected to a less efficient search with a handheld PD-4 detector instead.
So many friends went down on that flight that I don't even know where to begin talking about the personal aspect of it. R.I.P.
LZ-TLT From Germany, joined Apr 2001, 431 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (13 years 3 months 1 week 6 days 4 hours ago) and read 2910 times:
another contributing factor - the security staff was not properly trained to use the PD-4's as proven by the investigators. As for the remnants of "Kanishka" - many theories concentrate on an explosion in the forward cargo hold. Actually, the forward cargo door(examination of which could bring more light in the issue) was almost recovered, but a sudden wind has blown it loose from the hooks of the rescue ropes as it was about to be handled onboard of a ship. It plunged into the ocean and has been never found again.