Database of terrorist attacks and related events--Johnston's Archive

Gulf Air flight 771--23 September 1983

compiled by Wm. Robert Johnston
last modified 26 November 2017

Date: 23 September 1983

Location: near Mina Jebel Ali, United Arab Emirates

Type of event: terrorism


A Gulf Air Boeing 737 en route from Karachi to Abu Dhabi crashed after a bomb exploded in the baggage compartment. After the explosion, the plane crashed in the desert near Mina Jebel Ali in the UAE about 3:30 PM during an attempted landing.

Consequences: 112 killed


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