THE SORROW AND THE TERROR The Haunting Legacy of the Air India Tragedy

Author: Blaise (Clark) & Mukherjee (Bharati)
Year: 1987
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Edition Details: 1st p/b edn.
Book Condition: NrF
ISBN: 9780140092981
Price: 10.00
Paperback. On June 23, 1985, at 2.19am (EDT), a suitcase belonging to a Mr L. Singh exploded during baggage transfer at Narita Airport in Japan. The suitcase had arrived on a Canadian Pacific flight from Vancouver. Two baggage handlers were killed, four injured. Mr L. Singh had not boarded the CP flight. Fifty-five minutes later, 110 miles off the southwest coast of Ireland, a bomb exploded in the forward baggage hold of Air India Flight 182, bound for Bombay, from Toronto and Montreal. A Mr M. Singh had persuaded officials to accept his bag on a flight from Vancouver to transfer to Air India 182 in Toronto. He did not board the flight. Three hundred and seven passengers and twenty-two crew members were killed. Eighty-four were children; two were infants. The death toll of 329 stood, at the time, as the worst at-sea air crash of all time. As a terrorist act, it was the bloodiest of the modern era. This book sets out to discover why they died. Illus. 219pp. p/back. From the library of true crime writer, Wilfred Gregg, with his personal b/plate. Lightly browned pp. o/w Nr. F. with no creasing to covers.


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