Sites pertaining to the August 31, 1983 flight of KAL 007, a commercial 747, from New York-JFK to Seoul-Kimpo via Anchorage. On September 1, 1983, the Soviet Union claimed that the plane had violated its airspace over Kamchatka and had it shot down, taking the lives of 269 passengers and crew. The incident generated international outcry as well as numerous conspiracy theories.
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Aviation Safety Network: KAL 007
Provides a general overview as well as CVR transcript, different theories, ICAO factfinding commission reports, and bibliography.
BBC News: Korean Airliner 'Shot Down'
'On This Day' feature coverage including video clips of its coverage and of UK Foreign Secretary Geoffrey Howe's statement on the incident.
International Committee for the Rescue of KAL 007 Survivors (Rescue 007)
An extensive site advancing the theory that the plane was forced to land and the passengers were taken prisoner by the Soviet Union. Provides recent news about the incident, documents, chronology, annotated passenger list, technical facts about the plane, and articles about past ditchings.
Jim Oberg: KAL-007 20th Anniversary
Compilation of the author's writings criticizing several left-wing and right-wing conspiracy theories, Soviet statements, and related topics. Also includes images of the aircraft, debris, and flight track.
Korean Air Flight 7
Chronology of events and theories.
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