Airplane Crash - Near Sakhalin Island, Russia 09/01/1983

Details of airplane crash/ shootdown - Near Sakhalin Island, Russia


Date09/01/1983
Time18:26
LocationNear Sakhalin Island, Russia
OperatorKorean Airlines
Flight #007
RouteAnchorage - Seoul
TypeBoeing B-747-230B
RegistrationHL-7442
Cn/In20559/186
Aboard269
Fatalities269
Ground0
SummaryOn a flight from Alaska to South Korea, the airliner drifted off course and twice penetrated Soviet airspace. During the second penetration, the airliner was shot down by a Russian Su-15 Air Force fighter with air-to-air missiles. The aircraft crashed into international waters in the Sea of Japan. U.S. Representative from Georgia Lawrence McDonald killed.

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