Korean Airliner Shot Down

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Korean Airliner Shot Down : 

Korean Airliner Shot Down

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Korean Airliner Shot Down Flight 902 departed Paris for a flight to Seoul with an intermediate stop at Anchorage, AK. The aircraft passed the Canadian Station "Alert", located 400 miles from the North Pole where the crew corrected their course. However this brought them on a course directly across the Barents Sea towards Soviet airspace.

Korean Airliner Shot Down : 

Korean Airliner Shot Down

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Korean Airliner Shot Down The plane was initially recognized by Soviet anti-aircraft defense radars as a Boeing 747. Sukhoi Su-15TM interceptor jets were sent to intercept the intruder.

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Korean Airliner Shot Down

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Korean Airliner Shot Down When both Sukhoi jets were flying next to the Korean airliner, the captain said, ‘I slowed down plane and switched on landing lights.’ When both Sukhoi jets were flying next to the Korean airliner, the captain said he slowed down plane and switched on landing lights.

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Korean Airliner Shot Down Nevertheless the Su-15 crews were ordered, ‘Shoot down the plane!’ Nevertheless the Su-15 crews were ordered to shoot down the plane.

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Korean Airliner Shot Down According to the U.S. the Su-15 pilot for several minutes tried to convince his superiors, ‘Cancel the attack, because the aircraft is a civilian Boeing 707 instead of a reconnaisance Boeing RC-135.’ According to the U.S. the Su-15 pilot for several minutes tried to convince his superiors to cancel the attack, because the aircraft was a civilian Boeing 707 instead of a reconnaisance Boeing RC-135.

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Korean Airliner Shot Down After an additional order two P-60 rockets were launched. One of them missed the 707 but the other rocket exploded, severly damaging part of the left wing. Shrapnel punctured the fuselage, causing a rapid decompression and killing two passengers.

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Korean Airliner Shot Down The Korean pilot initiated an emergency descent from FL350 to 5000 feet and entered clouds. Both Sukhoi jets lost the 707 in the clouds.

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Korean Airliner Shot Down The aircraft continued at low altitude, crossing the Kola Peninsula and looking for a place to land. After several unsuccessful attempts in the evening dusk landed on the ice of Korpijärvi lake.

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Korean Airliner Shot Down All occupants were rescued by Russian helicopters.

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Korean Airliner Shot Down

Korean Airliner Shot Down : 

Korean Airliner Shot Down

Korean Airliner Shot Down : 

Korean Airliner Shot Down

Korean Airliner Shot Down : 

Korean Airliner Shot Down

Korean Airliner Shot Down : 

Korean Airliner Shot Down

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