Episode 61: Korean Air Lines Flight 007

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In the early morning hours of September 1, 1983, Korean Air Lines Flight 007 crashed into the North Pacific Ocean off Sakhalin Island. The cause of the crash quickly becomes clear to the world: a Soviet fighter jet has astonishingly shot down a civilian passenger jet, mistaking it for an enemy spy plane. Join Shelly for this two-part episode as we explore how it took ten years and the end of the Cold War before investigators found out the whole truth.

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Show Notes:

In this episode, Shelly shared her strange phobias of small, clustered holes and black-and-white films. Reach out to us on social media and let us know if you also have a phobia! Shelly and Stephanie also shared the joys of rediscovering favorite places to visit and things to do coming out of the pandemic. What are some things you are beginning to do again, in this "new normal"? Reach out to us on Facebook and let us know!


Written and produced by: Shelly Price and Stephanie Hubka
Directed and engineered at: Snow Monster Studios
Sound editor: Stephanie Hubka
Producer: Adam Hubka
Music by: Mike Dunn
Korean Air Lines Flight 007

The aircraft that was shot down, pictured here landing in Zurich in 1980. Source: Wikipedia

Korean Air Lines Flight 007

Photo of Soviet pilot Gennadiy Osipovich, who shot down KAL 007. Source: This Day in Aviation

Korean Air Lines Flight 007

The intended versus actual flight path of Korean Air Lines Flight 007. Source: The Jesse Helms Center

Korean Air Lines Flight 007

Korean Air Lines Flight 007 Memorial. Source: Wikipedia