Sunday, September 1, 2013
Thirty Years Later
On September 1, 1983, Korean Airlines Flight 007 disappeared from radar after passing over Soviet territory as it approached its final destination. Soviet fighter pilots had intercepted the plane and tried to make contact with the plane. Receiving no response, one of the pilots fired a heat seeking missile, downing the plane, killing 269 passengers and crew.
Shortly after this tragedy, I was on a plane myself returning home from a trip to France. It was a little troubling to pick up the issue of Time Magazine above in the Paris airport and then get on a plane to fly home.