Criminal Occurrence
Last updated: 23 October 2014
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Datum:donderdag 1 september 1983
Tijd:03:26
Type:Silhouette image of generic B742 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Boeing 747-230B
Luchtvaartmaatschappij:Korean Air Lines - KAL
Registratie: HL7442
Constructienummer: 20559/186
Bouwjaar: 1972-03-17 (11 years 6 months)
Motoren: 4 Pratt & Whitney JT9D-7A
Bemanning:slachtoffers: 23 / inzittenden: 23
Passagiers:slachtoffers: 246 / inzittenden: 246
Totaal:slachtoffers: 269 / inzittenden: 269
Schade: Vernield
Gevolgen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Plaats:37 km (23.1 mijl) W van Sakhalinsk [Okhotsk Sea] (   Grote Oceaan) show on map
Fase: Kruisvlucht (ENR)
Soort vlucht:Internationale lijnvlucht
Vliegveld van vertrek:Anchorage International Airport, AK (ANC/PANC), Verenigde Staten
Vliegveld van aankomst:Seoul-Gimpo (Kimpo) International Airport (SEL/RKSS), Zuid-Korea
Vluchtnummer: 007
Beschrijving:
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 take-off), 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 2nd 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.

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Deze kaart geeft het vliegveld van vetrek weer en de geplande bestemming van de vlucht. De lijn tussen de vliegvelden geeft niet de exacte vliegroute weer.
De afstand tussen Anchorage International Airport, AK en Seoul-Gimpo (Kimpo) International Airport bedraagt 6026 km (3766 miles).

This information is not presented as the Flight Safety Foundation or the Aviation Safety Networkĺs opinion as to the cause of the accident. It is preliminary and is based on the facts as they are known at this time.
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