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When a South Korean airliner crossed over into North Korean airspace, a Northern air defense crew, already jumpy and anticipating the allied maneuvers in the Sea of Japan, mistook it for an American bomber.
Over the Sea of Japan, a Soviet jet had mistakenly shot down a civilian airliner only three weeks earlier, killing all 269 people on board, among them a U.S. congressman and 61 other Americans.
The tower was the site of the first of twocollisions by hijacked airliners into the New York landmark.
Since winning the election, Mr. Trump berated Boeing on Twitter about the price of its 747 airliner.
North Korea was listed in 1988, largely because of its role in the bombing of a South Korean airliner the previous year.
Our initial responses to the 2001 terror attacks — stepped-up security at airports or with airliner cockpits, for example — have been remarkably effective in preventing those types of attacks.
Known as Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula, it is widely considered the terrorist group’s most dangerous worldwide affiliate, with a particular focus on trying to blow up commercial airliners.
And just weeks earlier, the Soviet Union shot down Korean Airlines Flight 007, a commercial airliner carrying 269 passengers, including 63 Americans.
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