SOVIET UNION: Aboard Flight 902: We Survived!

After a scary ride, a happy−and lucky−landing

We'll probably never know exactly what happened," says a U.S. Defense official of the forced landing of Korean Air Lines' wayward Flight 902 after it had blundered into Soviet airspace on the night of April 20. Indeed, the full story of how the errant Paris-to-Anchorage-to-Seoul polar flight came to be fired upon over the strategic Kola Peninsula will probably be known only to the Soviets. But parts of the picture have begun to emerge, both from U.S. intelligence sources and from the 106 passengers and those...

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