Re: KAL shot down by USSR in 1978 (_not_ KAL 007)

Date:         16 Dec 96 03:15:38 
From:         ifly <ifly@indigo.ie>
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There are many incidents worldwide that don`t catch the attention of the
public for one or another reason. My own favorite is the Aer Lingus
Viscount shot down (accidently) by the British in 1968 (they deny it to
this day).
I had heard of that KAL shootdown when it happened, and some hay was made
of it when The 007 was shot down,but as you say, if the deaths are few,
and noone from your neighborhood is on the airplane, it`s rapidly
forgotten by the general public in favor of tonight`s sports results.
Just curious, how much coverage did the Iranian Airbus shot down by the
US Navy get as opposed to KAL 007?

J Morris