Aviation Photo #0497730 Boeing 747-230B - Korean Air Lines

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Seen parked at gate 27 wearing "I Love New York" sticker for new SEL-ANC-JFK flights started in April 1979. First flight was March 17, 1982. Delivery date was March 31, 1972. Other serials - D-ABYH with Condor wearing FN YH. Wears FN 442 with Korean Air Lines. Sadly, W/O September 1, 1983 with Korean Air Lines as HL7442 near Shakhalin Island over Okhotsk Sea when she was tragically shot down. There were 269 fatalities - r.i.p.
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    Frank C. Duarte Jr.
    Korean Air Lines
    Boeing 747-230B
    Boeing 747-200 (C-25/E-4)
    Boeing 747-200 (C-25/E-4)
    Boeing
    20559
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    HL7442
    Los Angeles - International
    California
    USA
    July 1979
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Comments (9)

Anonymous
11 years ago
This serves a very positive memory for this aircraft after its sad end!
Anonymous
11 years ago
I wish it would of landed
Anonymous
9 years ago
This aircraft and all people on board were victims of the Iron Curtain and the cold war. My sentiments to all the people killed in this act of terror.
Anonymous
8 years ago
Sadly, this aircraft was a victim of the Cold War and the Iron Curtain. Unfortunatelly, all 269 on board were killed in an act of war. We will never forget them.
Anonymous
8 years ago
I used to fuel this aircraft at LAX. My autograph is on the inside of the fuel door somewhere on the bottom of the ocean.
Anonymous
7 years ago
How you can find a many years' photo?
Anonymous
6 years ago
Notable and classic picture. Sadly lost in the sea...
Anonymous
6 years ago
Wow
Anonymous
1 year ago
Very nice picture of this ill-fated aircraft. RIP.

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