Korean Air Flight 858 May Have Been Found In The Ocean

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Wreckage from the doomed Korean Air Flight 858 may have been found in the Andaman Sea near Myanmar. Reports have emerged of a South Korean television crew spotting a wing-shaped object and part of a fuselage on the seabed using 3D sonar.


Korean Air Flight 858 exploded mid-air when operating a scheduled passenger service between Baghdad and Seoul (via Abu Dhabi) on 29 November 1987. One hundred and fifteen passengers and crew died. A bomb had been planted in an overhead locker by North Korean agents.


Neither of the North Korean agents boarded the flight but authorities swiftly determined who was responsible. As the net closed, one agent suicided using cyanide. The other was caught and detained.


The surviving agent, a female named Kim Hyon-hui later confessed to the bombing. But North Korea has always denied responsibility. Other nations were not so forgiving. Relations between the two Korean states have never really recovered. The bombing saw the USA put North Korea on its State Sponsors of Terrorism list. North Korea has rarely been off the list or the USA’s radar ever since.

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Posted: 24 Jan 2020 12:39:39

  
  

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