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South Korean Airliner / USSR #257489

CBS Evening News for Sunday, Apr 23, 1978
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(Studio) Report on South Korean airliner that strayed off course and was forced down in USSR . Map shown. Rescue of passengers by American plane reported.
REPORTER: Morton Dean

(Finland) Arrival of American rescue flight, with 106 passengers, reported, filmed. Deaths of 2 passengers and midair attack by USSR war plane reported Injuries to passengers during jet fighter assault reported 2 of Korean crew said held in USSR . Inability of passengers to explain why plane off course noted. [Passenger Charles FORY - says on landing in USSR passengers thought they were in AK.] Details of attack by USSR plane given. [Passenger Karlheinz SCHWAKEN - describes landing.] [Another PASSENGER - praises landing.] Continuing questions noted, as passengers embark for Korea and Japan. Plane was Korean Air Lines.
REPORTER: Bob McNamara

Dean, Morton;
McNamara, Bob

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