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Korean Jet Downing / Aftermath #292848

CBS Evening News for Friday, Sep 02, 1983
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(Studio) USSR reported refusing to allow search ptys. in area KAL plane said downed by Soviet missile.
REPORTER: Dan Rather

(Moscow, USSR ) USSR 's version of incident noted; details outlined on screen of Japan's monitoring of KAL 007 course.
REPORTER: Gordon Joseloff

(Studio) USSR attack on KAL plane which had strayed into Soviet airspace recalled; details outlined. United States intelligence official's interpretation of possible impact of 1978 incident on current KAL downing discussed. [Soviet defector Arkady SHEVCHENKO - considers Soviet mentality during crisis.]
REPORTER: Dan Rather

(DC) Questions arising from KAL 007 straying so far off course examined. [Former pilot Ray KIRKPATRICK - considers possibility of human error.] Possible factors affecting flight considered. [Air Line Pilots Association spokesperson Captain Henry DUFFY - notes backup systems designed to prevent inaccurate navigation.] [Former intelligence chief M/General George KEEGAN (ret.) - considers Korean pilots careless, undisciplined.] Instructions in "Airman's Info. Manual", guide to pilots for such international incidents, outlined on screen; Soviet pilot's remarks on KAL 007 noted. [International law expert Hans SMIT - considers USSR action unjustified.] [Ambassador Stansfield TURNER - notes illogical interpretation of KAL flight as espionage mission.] USSR 's use of Aeroflot airliner to monitor launching of nuclear submarine in Connecticut shipyard and Cuban airliner's recent overflight of cruise missile base recalled; China (PR) airlines noted recently straying over B-52 bomber base in North Dakota. United States response mentioned.
REPORTER: David Martin

Reporter(s):
Joseloff, Gordon;
Martin, David;
Rather, Dan
Duration:
00:06:40

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