|Quoting reltney (Reply 110):|
PAN AM 727 was brought down just outside the corridor enroute to Berlin in the late 60s.
which was followed by
|Quoting SpaceshipDC10 (Reply 156):|
Was it for sure brought down?
Sure, on November 15, 1966, N317PA crashed in East Germany during a flight through the allied air corridor into TXL, but I cannot find any confirmation that the it was shot down. Here is the official report:
It is to note, though, that the Soviets removed vital parts from the wreckage (flight data recorder, flight control system etc.), but it seems more likely that they were interested in the (then) state-of-the-art electronic components of a Boeing 727.
Maybe the shoot-down part was mixed up with the fate of a French aircraft which was taken under aerial fire by Soviet Migs in 1952, also in the Berlin air corridor?
[Edited 2014-07-18 08:08:24]