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A Soviet salvage and rescue ship and an unidentified Soviet ship shadow salvage operations for downed Korean Air Lines Flight 007 (KAL-007). The commercial jet was shot down by Soviet aircraft over Sakhalin Island on August 30, 1983 in the Sea of Japan. All 269 passengers and crewmen were killed.

A Russian war plane shoots down a passenger jet with 269 souls onboard. How and why did this great tragedy happen? Listen this week to the terrifying story of Korean Airlines Flight 007.

Show Notes:

Air Disasters: Season 2, Episode: The Target is Destroyed

Dark Docs: YouTube

Encyclopedia Britannica: Flight of KA007

United Nations Security Council Report: December 16, 1991

The Downing of Flight 007: 30 Years Later, A Cold War Tragedy Still Seems Surreal – CNN.com 8/31/13

Wikipedia: Korean Airlines Flight 997

Korean Airlines Flight KA 007 Alternative Theories

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Episode 4: Buran the Soviet Space Shuttle

illustration of space shuttle showing internal structure of space shuttle

Spies, intrigue, stolen plans…check out the newest episode of Three Questions Podcast to hear the history of the not-so-unique Soviet Space Shuttle.

Show Notes:

Two abandoned Soviet space shuttles left in the Kazakh steppe

Buran: The Soviet Space Shuttle

Buran: A Soviet Space Plane

How the Soviets stole a space shuttle

Buran shuttle graffiti highlights concern for space history, need for museum ownership & care

Cosmonaut: Soviet space shuttle was safer than NASA’s

Buran – NASA