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The Shoot Down of Korean Air Lines Flight 007

January 5, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

KAL flight 007 was scheduled to fly from New York City to Seoul via Anchorage, Alaska. On 1 September 1983 however, the Boeing 747 airliner serving the flight was blown out of the sky by a Soviet Su-15 interceptor. The Soviet Union initially denied knowledge of the incident, but later admitted shooting down the aircraft, claiming that it was on a spy mission. Our speaker was a 20 year old United States Marine intercept operator with a front seat on the USS Sterett to the incident. Come hear the hair-raising behind the scenes details of this extremely tense Cold War tragedy.

Presenter: Lee Wilson Jr.


January 5, 2019
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm


Palm Springs Air Museum
745 North Gene Autry Trail
Palm Springs, CA 92262 United States
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