Tailspin: Behind the Korean Airliner Tragedy (1989)

Genres - Action, Drama  |   Sub-Genres - Disaster Film, Docudrama, Political Thriller  |   Run Time - 82 min.  |   Countries - USA  |  
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On September 1, 1983, the Russians caused a major international incident by shooting down Korean Air Flight 007 -- a jet transporting 269 civilians including Georgia congressman Lawrence McDonald -- when it strayed into Soviet airspace. The U.S.R.R. claimed that they misinterpreted the plane as the product of a CIA operative. This factual docudrama chronicles the global political crisis surrounding the event.

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barnstorming, politics, aerial, air-disaster, crash, international