Criminal Occurrence
Last updated: 28 November 2014
Statuts:
Date:jeudi 20 avril 1978
Heure:22:17
Type/Sous-type:Silhouette image of generic B703 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Boeing 707-321B
Compagnie:Korean Air Lines - KAL
Immatriculation: HL7429
Numéro de série: 19363/623
Année de Fabrication: 1967
Moteurs: 4 Pratt & Whitney JT3D-3B
Equipage:victimes: 0 / à bord: 12
Passagers:victimes: 2 / à bord: 97
Total:victimes: 2 / à bord: 109
Dégats de l'appareil: Perte Totale
Conséquences: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Lieu de l'accident:Korpijärvi Lake (   Fédération de Russie) show on map
Phase de vol: En vol (ENR)
Nature:Transport de Passagers Intern.
Aéroport de départ:Paris-Charles de Gaulle Airport (CDG/LFPG), France
Aéroport de destination:Anchorage International Airport, AK (ANC/PANC), Etats-Unis d'Amérique
Numéro de vol: 902
Détails:
Flight 902 departed Paris for a flight to Seoul with an intermediate stop at Anchorage, AK. The aircraft passed the Canadian Station "Alert", located 400 miles from the North Pole where the crew corrected their course. However this brought them on a course directly across the Barents Sea towards Soviet airspace. The plane was initially recognized by Soviet anti-aircraft defense radars as a Boeing 747. Sukhoi Su-15TM interceptor jets were sent to intercept the intruder. When both Sukhoi jets were flying next to the Korean airliner, the captain said he slowed down plane and switched on landing lights. Nevertheless the Su-15 crews were ordered to shoot down the plane. According to the U.S. the Su-15 pilot for several minutes tried to convince his superiors to cancel the attack, because the aircraft was a civilian Boeing 707 instead of a reconnaissance Boeing RC-135. After an additional order two P-60 rockets were launched. One of them missed the 707 but the other rocket exploded, severely damaging part of the left wing. Shrapnel punctured the fuselage, causing a rapid decompression and killing two passengers. The Korean pilot initiated an emergency descent from FL350 to 5000 feet and entered clouds. Both Sukhoi jets lost the 707 in the clouds. The aircraft continued at low altitude, crossing the Kola Peninsula and looking for a place to land. After several unsuccessful attempts in the evening dusk landed on the ice of Korpijärvi lake. All occupants were rescued by Russian helicopters.

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Ce plan montre l'aéroport de départ ainsi que la supposé destination du vol. La ligne fixe reliant les deux aéroports n'est pas le plan de vol exact.
La distance entre Paris-Charles de Gaulle Airport et Anchorage International Airport, AK est de 7465 km (4666 miles).

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