Air India Flight 101

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Event.png Air India Flight 101 (plane crash,  accident,  deep event?) Rdf-entity.pngRdf-icon.png
Date24 January 1966
LocationMont Blanc,  France
Deaths117
Survivors0
Interest ofBureau of Enquiry and Analysis for Civil Aviation Safety
DescriptionA plane crash in France in 1966. Among those killed was the chairman of the Atomic Energy Commission of India.

Air India Flight 101 was a scheduled Air India passenger flight from Bombay to London. On 24 January 1966, it accidentally crashed into Mont Blanc, killing all on board.[1] Coincidentally it was near the exact spot Air India Flight 245 crashed in 1950.

Among those on board was Homi J. Bhabha, an Indian nuclear scientist who chaired the Indian Atomic Energy Commission. It was ruled an accident but sabotage was suspected.

50 years later frozen bodies were discovered in the mountains[2] along with other historic artefacts from the plane; like mail bags, newspapers and letters.[3]



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