Send Thanks! A link has been sent. Done MH17 has strong echoes of 1983 Korean tragedy By Giles Hewitt 57 minutes ago 0 shares . . The downing of a Malaysian airliner over Ukraine has stirred memories of a 1983 incident when a Korean passenger jet was shot down by Soviet fighters in what then US president Ronald Reagan called a mid-air “massacre”. As with the Malaysian plane, the loss of life was total, with all 269 passengers and crew aboard Korean Air Lines Flight 007 perishing when the stricken aircraft plunged into the Sea of Japan.
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