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South Korean Airliner Downed In USSR #257510

CBS Evening News for Monday, Apr 24, 1978
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(Studio) Report on arrival in Seoul of South Korean passengers from USSR -downed airliner.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(Seoul, South Korea) Welcome in Seoul for passengers of downed jet described. President Park's statement of thanks to USSR for group's release noted. 1 South Korean and 1 Japanese lost life when USSR planes fired on jet. Photos taken by some Japanese passengers noted as showing what happened, if not why; photos shown. Statements of passengers and copilot re: circumstances surrounding incident, especially those about Soviet firing on plane outlined. Uncertainty with regard to how South Korean plane got to USSR stated.
REPORTER: John Harris

(Studio) Norwegian military sources' report to United Press International that their radar tracked plane for nearly an hour before its entrance into USSR air space and reports that plane flew over some of Sovs.' most secret air bases noted.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

Reporter(s):
Cronkite, Walter;
Harris, John
Duration:
00:02:20

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