Date: August 23rd, 2000
Type: Airbus A-320
Registration: -
Operator: Gulf Air
Where: Manama, Bahrain
Report No.-
Report Date: -
Pages: -

This is not an accident investigation report.

MANAMA, Bahrain (AP) - A Gulf Air Airbus A320, flight GF072, crashed into shallow Persian Gulf waters Wednesday night after circling and trying to land in Bahrain, killing all 143 people aboard, including 36 children, officials said.

All bodies were recovered and there were no survivors, Bahraini Civil Defense Commander Brigadier Abdul-Rahman Bin Rashed Al Khalifa said on state-run television. There was no immediate word on what caused the crash. Civil aviation authorities had said searchers also recovered both flight data recorders, but later corrected that, saying only the flight data recorder had been found. The search continued for the cockpit voice recorder.