Author Topic: Newsweek Rewind: When Korean Air Lines Flight 007 Was Shot Down  (Read 231 times)

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Offline 240B

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 By Rob Verger  Filed: 7/17/14 at 5:31 PM  | Updated: 7/17/14 at 5:46 PM

If it turns out that the Malaysia Airlines 777 that crashed in Ukraine was indeed shot down, it won’t be the first time a commercial airliner was downed by military action. The most infamous instance occurred in 1983: Korean Air Lines Flight 007, a jumbo jet carrying 269 people, was gunned down by a Sukhoi Su-15 fighter jet after straying into Soviet airspace.

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Re: Newsweek Rewind: When Korean Air Lines Flight 007 Was Shot Down
« Reply #1 on: July 17, 2014, 07:27:13 PM »
It's a lot more common than one might think.
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