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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