Date: August 23, 2000
Location: Off Manama, Bahrain
Aircraft: Airbus A320-212
Reg: A4O-EK
Airline: Gulf Air
Flight No: 072
Fatalities: 143 : 143

The aircraft crashed into the Persian Gulf and exploded in flames while attempting to land at Bahrain International Airport. Caused by the captain's failure to comply with standard operating procedures and the copilot's actions in not drawing the captain's attention to the deviations of the aircraft from the standard flight parameters.