ASN logo
Criminal Occurrence
Last updated: 21 July 2018
Statuts:
Date:jeudi 1 septembre 1983
Heure:03:26
Type/Sous-type:Silhouette image of generic B742 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Boeing 747-230B
Compagnie:Korean Air Lines - KAL
Immatriculation: HL7442
Numéro de série: 20559/186
Année de Fabrication: 1972-03-17 (11 years 6 months)
Moteurs: 4 Pratt & Whitney JT9D-7A
Equipage:victimes: 23 / à bord: 23
Passagers:victimes: 246 / à bord: 246
Total:victimes: 269 / à bord: 269
Dégats de l'appareil: Détruit
Conséquences: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Lieu de l'accident:37 km (23.1 milles) W de Sakhalinsk [Okhotsk Sea] (   Océan Pacifique)
Phase de vol: En vol (ENR)
Nature:Transport de Passagers Intern.
Aéroport de départ:Anchorage International Airport, AK (ANC/PANC), Etats-Unis d'Amérique
Aéroport de destination:Seoul-Gimpo (Kimpo) International Airport (SEL/RKSS), Corée du Sud
Numéro de vol:KE007
Détails:
Korean Airlines flight KE007, a Boeing 747-230B, arrived at Anchorage, AK (ANC) at 03:30 local time after a flight from New York-JFK< NY (JFK). At 05:00 the aircraft took off again from runway 32, bound for Seoul (SEL). The flight was cleared directly to the Bethel VOR beacon and then on to the Romeo 20 route. However, the aircraft started diverging from it's intended course and passed 12 miles North of the Bethel beacon. While approaching the Kamchatka peninsula, six Soviet Air Force MiG-23 fighters were scrambled. Because a US Boeing RC-135 intelligence plane was flying in the area east off Kamchatka, the Soviet defence forces probably thought the B747 radar echo to be the RC-135. KAL 007 left Russian airspace over the Okhostk Sea and the fighters returned to their base. Passing abeam the Nippi waypoint (4 hours after takeoff), the aircraft was 185 miles off course and headed for Sakhalin. Two Soviet Sukhoi Su-15 fighters were scrambled from the Dolinsk-Sokol airbase at 17:42 UTC and 17:54 respectively. At 18:16 UTC flight 007 re-entered Soviet airspace. At 18:22 the Soviet command ordered destruction of the target (for the second time). Two air-to-air missiles were launched by one of the fighters and struck the Boeing at 18:26 (August 31, 03:26 local time September 1). Cabin pressure was lost and the aircraft suffered control problems, causing the Boeing to spiral down and crash into the sea.

Sources:
» ICAO


Photos

photo of Boeing 747-230B HL7442
Add your photo of this accident or aircraft
 

Books

Plan
Ce plan montre l'aéroport de départ ainsi que la supposée destination du vol. La ligne fixe reliant les deux aéroports n'est pas le plan de vol exact.
La distance entre Anchorage International Airport, AK et Seoul-Gimpo (Kimpo) International Airport est de 6026 km (3766 miles).
Accident location: Exact; as reported in the official accident report.

Les informations ci-dessus ne représentent pas l'opinion de la 'Flight Safety Foundation' ou de 'Aviation Safety Network' sur les causes de l'accident. Ces informations prélimimaires sont basées sur les faits tel qu'ils sont connus à ce jour.
languages: languages

Share

Boeing 747

  • 1540+ built
  • 11ème loss
  • 7ème accident fatal
  • le accident 2ème le plus grave (à ce moment là)
  • le accident 6ème le plus grave (en ce moment)
» safety profile

 Océan Pacifique
  • le accident The le plus grave (à ce moment là)
  • le accident The le plus grave (en ce moment)
» safety profile