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Air India vol 182, Lachine,Qc
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member SCALAIRE
N 45° 25.845 W 073° 40.272
18T E 603941 N 5031661
Quick Description: Air India
Location: Québec, Canada
Date Posted: 7/17/2011 8:12:06 AM
Waymark Code: WMC2AQ
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member cldisme
Views: 36

Long Description:
La tragédie du vol 182 d'Air India

Date de diffusion : 23 juin 1985
Le vol 182 en provenance de Toronto a quitté l'aéroport de Mirabel vers 22 heures et devait faire escale à Londres avant de repartir pour Bombay. Mais à 3 h 13 du matin, au large des côtes d'Irlande, l'appareil disparaît des écrans radars. Le vol 182 explose au-dessus des eaux glaciales de l'Atlantique, ne laissant aucune chance aux 329 passagers, dont 278 Canadiens. Les journalistes Daniel André et Normand Lester rappellent la tragédie qui constitue le plus grand meurtre collectif de l'histoire du Canada, le second acte terroriste en importance après l'attaque du 11 septembre 2001.

Des opérations de secours sont immédiatement organisées afin de repêcher les corps. Dix-neuf bateaux, avions et hélicoptères d'Irlande, des États-Unis et de la Grande-Bretagne sont impliqués dans cette manœuvre. Cent vingt-trois cadavres sont récupérés dans les jours suivants. En tout, 131 corps seront retrouvés. Une autre victime sera repêchée quatre mois plus tard en même temps qu'une épave de l'avion, lors d'une dernière opération de recherche effectuée par un navire canadien. Cent quatre-vingt-dix-sept corps sont portés disparus.

À l'autre bout du monde, à Tokyo, une autre valise contenant une bombe explose à l'aéroport de Narita, une heure avant la catastrophe du vol 182 d'Air India. Les bagages venaient d'être déchargés de l'appareil 003 de la Canadian Airlines en provenance de Vancouver. En fait, la valise piégée était prévue pour un autre vol de la compagnie Air India, le vol 301, qui devait faire la liaison Tokyo-Bangkok avant de rejoindre New Delhi. Deux manutentionnaires perdent la vie. Il faudra plusieurs années d'enquête avant de confirmer le lien entre les deux attentats.

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The tragedy of Air India Flight 182

Release Date: June 23, 1985
Flight 182 from Toronto left the Mirabel airport to 22 hours and had to stop in London before leaving for Bombay. But at 3 pm 13 am, off the coast of Ireland, the device disappears from radar screens. Flight 182 explodes over the icy waters of the Atlantic, leaving no chance for 329 passengers, including 278 Canadians. Journalists Andrew and Daniel Normand Lester recall the tragedy that is the largest mass murder in Canadian history, the second largest terrorist attack after September 11, 2001.

Relief immediately organized to recover the bodies. Nineteen boats, planes and helicopters of Ireland, the United States and Britain are involved in this maneuver. One hundred twenty-three bodies were recovered within days. In all, 131 bodies will be found. Another victim is rescued four months later at the same time that aircraft wreckage during a recent search operation conducted by a Canadian ship. One hundred and ninety to seven bodies are missing.

At the other end of the world, in Tokyo, another suitcase containing a bomb exploded at Narita Airport, an hour before the catastrophe of Air India Flight 182. The baggage had just been discharged from the unit 003 of the Canadian Airlines from Vancouver. In fact, the suitcase bomb was scheduled for another flight of Air India Flight 301, which was to link Tokyo-Bangkok before moving to New Delhi. Two cargo handlers were killed. It will take several years of investigation before confirming the link between the two attacks.


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Disaster Date: 6/23/1985

Date of dedication: 12/5/2010

Memorial Sponsors: Gouvernement Canadien/Canadian Goverment

Disaster Type: Sociological

Parking Coordinates: Not Listed

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