36 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
Time:ca 15:30
Type: Boeing 737-2P6
Operator:Gulf Air
Registration:A4O-BK
C/n / msn:21734/566
First flight:1979-04-04 (4 years 6 months)
Engines:Pratt & Whitney JT8D-15
Crew:Fatalities: 5 / Occupants: 5
Passengers:Fatalities: 107 / Occupants: 107
Total:Fatalities: 112 / Occupants: 112
Aircraft damage:Destroyed
Aircraft fate:Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Mino Jebel Ali (   United Arab Emirates)
Phase:Approach (APR)
Nature:International Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Karachi International Airport (KHI/OPKC), Pakistan
Destination airport:Abu Dhabi International Airport (AUH/OMAA), United Arab Emirates
Flightnumber:771

Narrative:
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.