39 Years ago today: On 23 September 1983 a Gulf Air Boeing 737 crashed near Mino Jebel Ali following a bomb explosion on board, killing all 112 occupants.
|Date:||Friday 23 September 1983|
|First flight:||1979-04-04 (4 years 6 months)|
|Engines:||2 Pratt & Whitney JT8D-15|
|Crew:||Fatalities: 5 / Occupants: 5|
|Passengers:||Fatalities: 107 / Occupants: 107|
|Total:||Fatalities: 112 / Occupants: 112|
|Aircraft fate:||Written off (damaged beyond repair)|
|Location:||Mino Jebel Ali ( United Arab Emirates)|
|Nature:||International Scheduled Passenger|
|Departure airport:||Karachi International Airport (KHI/OPKC), Pakistan|
|Destination airport:||Abu Dhabi International Airport (AUH/OMAA), United Arab Emirates|
The aircraft crashed after the crew had issued a brief distress message. It appeared that a bomb had exploded in the cargo compartment, causing a violent fire.