South Korean troops shoot at civilian airliner by mistake (Reuters)




 
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June 18th, 2011  
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Topic: South Korean troops shoot at civilian airliner by mistake (Reuters)


Reuters - South Korean Marines fired rifles at a South Korean commercial aircraft flying near the sea border with North Korea, thinking it was one of the communist North's jet fighters, but they never hit their target, military sources said on Saturday.

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June 18th, 2011  
A Can of Man
 
 
That airliner was never supposed to be there.
Honestly doesn't matter what the plane looks like, if you show up unannounced there, you will be shot.
June 22nd, 2011  
84RFK
 
 
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Originally Posted by A Can of Man
That airliner was never supposed to be there.
Honestly doesn't matter what the plane looks like, if you show up unannounced there, you will be shot.
Probably the same excuse as the Soviets provided when they shot down Korean Airlines flight 007 near SHakalin islands in 1983...
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