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Published on November 11th, 2015 | by Alan Cross


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.

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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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