September 1, 1983: Soviet Air Force Major Gennadi Osipovich, "piloting an Su-15 Flagon, shoots down Korean Air Lines 007, a Boeing 747-230B that had wandered off-course into Soviet airspace while flying from New York via Anchorage to Seoul." 1983, Flight 007, Historical Events, History Passion, Cold Wars, Korean Air, Soviet Airspace, Magazines Covers, Time Magazines
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1983: A Korean Air Lines Boeing 747 carrying 269 passengers and crew bound from New York to Seoul violates Soviet airspace near Sakhalin Island and is shot down the morning of September 1 by an air-to-air missile fired from a Soviet fighter jet. All aboard are killed. Moscow insists the airliner was on a US spy mission.
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