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

Date:         27 Dec 96 04:41:04 
From:         nav130@aol.com (NAV130)
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I recall this incident and believe Reader's Digest had an article on it -
if you wish to dig through back issues - but my recollection is that the
navigator had incorrectly entered grid mode for the high latitudes.  That
led to the aircraft straying over Soviet airspace with predictable
results.

Mike Martin
USAF Ret.