Ahakista Air India Plane Disaster Memorial
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Ahakista, Sheeps Head Peninsula, Cork, Republic of Ireland
At Ahakista in County Cork is a memorial garden and sundial, sculpted by Cork sculptor Ken Thompson, in memory of the victims of the 1985 Air India disaster.
A memorial garden and sundial that honour the memory of the victims of the 1985 Air India disaster can be found in Ahakista in County Cork.
Air India Flight 182 was an Air India flight operating on the Montreal–London–Delhi route. On the 23 June 1985 the airplane operating on the route, a Boeing 747-237B, was blown up by a bomb at an altitude of 9,400m and crashed into the Atlantic Ocean while in Irish airspace.
A total of 329 people were killed, including 280 Canadians, 27 British citizens and 22 Indians. The incident was the largest mass murder in modern Canadian history.
The sundial was sculpted by Cork sculptor Ken Thompson and was donated by the people of Canada, India and Ireland.