Air India 182: The Musical

One of the greatest civil airline tragedies occurred on June 23, 1985, when Air India 172, a 747 bound from Toronto to Delhi via Montreal and London, exploded over the Atlantic. It was a bomb. Three hundred and twenty-nine people died, including 268 Canadians.

The incident has never really been put to rest with the legal case becoming the most expensive in Canadian history, costing somewhere near $150 million.

The 30th anniversary of the bombing is being commemorated by a musical created by some Canadian and Irish artists. Air India Redacted opened in Vancouver last week.

Alan Cross

is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 30+ years in the music business, Alan has interviewed the biggest names in rock, from David Bowie and U2 to Pearl Jam and the Foo Fighters. He’s also known as a musicologist and documentarian through programs like The Ongoing History of New Music.

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