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  • Ren Frew
    Taxi Rank User
    • Jan 2000
    • 11826

    18th anniversary of Air India, Shannon crash

    I just realised, looking through some news pages that today, June 23rd marks the 18th anniversary of the bombing of the Air India flight 182 (VT-EFO) over the Shannon coast line with the deaths of 329 innocent souls.

    I remember it well, I was 14 at the time and I can't believe it's so long ago now. I understand there have been movements in Canada to bring about prosecution.

    I was also intrigued to find out that the plane was carrying a spare damaged engine on the left wing back to India for repair.

    Anyone know anymore on this technique ?

    MORE INFO HERE
    Last edited by Ren Frew; 24th June 2003, 14:37.
    Go n-ithe an cat th, is go n-ithe an diabhal an cat !
  • KabirT
    Rank 5 Registered User
    • Jan 2000
    • 8157

    #2
    India still mourns for the ghastly act done!

    cheers Ren fr bringing it up!
    "one is the loneliest number.."

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    • EGNM
      Sadact
      • Jan 2000
      • 3875

      #3
      Ren, sorry to be picky. A crash is usually caused by an accident or mechanical problems. This was an act of international terrorism, not a crash.
      Brgds
      EGNM

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      • Ren Frew
        Taxi Rank User
        • Jan 2000
        • 11826

        #4
        Originally posted by EGNM
        Ren, sorry to be picky. A crash is usually caused by an accident or mechanical problems. This was an act of international terrorism, not a crash.
        Fair point, consider it amended.
        Last edited by Ren Frew; 24th June 2003, 14:37.
        Go n-ithe an cat th, is go n-ithe an diabhal an cat !

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        • Flaps One
          Junior Member
          • Jun 2003
          • 1

          #5
          Re spare engine

          It is not uncommon for 747's to carry a spare engine on a mounting on the left wing, I found the attached photgraph but I have seen others at airliners.net.

          If you look closely you can see the extra engine

          Flaps One

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          • steve rowell
            Expat Geordie
            • Apr 2003
            • 13281

            #6
            Seems like just yesterday
            Best Regards Steve

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