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.