Malaysia plane shoot-down response recalls Soviet evasiveness after 1983 Korean jet downing

  • by: STEVEN R. HURST , Associated Press
  • Updated: July 28, 2014 - 2:50 AM

Those searching for the truth about what happened in the shoot-down of the Malaysia airliner over Ukraine can take little comfort from the history of another passenger jet that was blasted out of the sky over the Soviet Union more than three decades ago: The Kremlin at the time dodged, weaved and obfuscated. Today, we still don't know what exactly happened to Korean Airlines Flight 007.

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