September 1, 1983 CE – Korean Air Flight 007 is Shot Down by a Soviet Fighter Jet

September 1, 1983 CE – Korean Air Flight 007 is Shot Down by a Soviet Fighter JetRate this post *Image Credit: Wikimedia Commons Late in the evening of September 1, 1983, a Korean Airlines 747 speed across the night sky bound for Seoul from New York City after a stopover in Anchorage, Alaska. Cruising at 35,000 feet above the Sea of Japan, the large airliner burst into flames. A Russian Su-15 fighter jet, believing the aircraft to be an incursion on Soviet airspace, had unknowingly launched two missiles at Korean Air Flight 007 and doomed those aboard. Within five minutes, the aircraft filled with 269 passengers and crew had crashed […]