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Korean Air 007 - 25 Years Tommorrow  
User currently offlineBmacleod From Canada, joined Aug 2001, 2281 posts, RR: 0
Posted (6 years 3 weeks 2 days ago) and read 2477 times:

Tomorrow will mark the 25th anniversary of the Soviet shoot-down of Korean Airlines 007.

While there has been great controversy surrounding this horrible tragedy, we must take time to remember the 269 lives lost in that event.   

[Edited 2008-08-31 07:44:32]


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User currently offlineLAXdude1023 From India, joined Sep 2006, 7616 posts, RR: 24
Reply 1, posted (6 years 3 weeks 2 days ago) and read 2462 times:

If youre ready for a piece of irony, here it is.

Tomorrow is also my 25th Birthday.

My Dad always told stories about how when my mother was in labor, he and alot of others at the hospital were glued to the TV watching the news as it happened. He said there were lots of people crying. He actually was so glued to the TV that he wasnt in the room when I was born which my mother never forgave him for.

Its strange being born on a day when a horrific air related disaster took place. Especially being the plane nut that I am. Ive thought about those poor people every birthday since I was really young.



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User currently offlineBmacleod From Canada, joined Aug 2001, 2281 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (6 years 3 weeks 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 2187 times:

I checked the passenger list showing 8 or 10 Canadians on board..I thought they were mostly American and Asian passengers....

Apparently the Soviets misidentified KE 007 for a spy plane...this has similarities to the US Navy shoot-down of an Iran Air A300 in 1988.

But there where indications that the Soviet pilot could clearly see it was a B747 civil airliner and fired on it anyway...

A terrible disaster that hopefully will never happen again...



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User currently offlineWILCO737 From Greenland, joined Jun 2004, 9037 posts, RR: 75
Reply 3, posted (6 years 3 weeks 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 2178 times:
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Quoting Bmacleod (Thread starter):
Tomorrow will mark the 25th anniversary of the Soviet shoot-down of Korean Airlines 007.

Time flies by so fast. Is it really 25 years ago already?

Quoting Bmacleod (Thread starter):
While there has been great controversy surrounding this horrible tragedy, we must take time to remember the 269 lives lost in that event.

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User currently offlineSimairlinenet From United States of America, joined Oct 2005, 917 posts, RR: 2
Reply 4, posted (6 years 3 weeks 18 hours ago) and read 1959 times:

My father was supposed to be on KAL 007, but switched to the Northwest Orient flight via NRT instead. I had not yet been born.

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