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G-d damned Russians escorted off American airspace...again

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fornax

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Originally posted by: CitizenKain
Russkies shot down two of them actually, both were Korean Airlines. I have some links a page or so back.
I know of two (007 in 1983 and another one in 1978), and both were in their airspace, flying over some very secret places. Many books and articles have been written arguing whether those were deliberate provocations, or even surveillance/spy missions, or innocent victims or circumstances and cruel Soviet military. Some say that the official investigation was a cover-up, and who knows when we'll learn the truth.

That aside, I am unaware of the Russians shooting down an airplane in international airspace.
 

dawp

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Originally posted by: Genx87
I find it amusing some of the most vocal for shooting down a grandpa airplane come from the left.

Wat chu talking 'bout , Willis?

All the posters wanting to blast the bear from the sky are far right.

 

Colt45

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Originally posted by: CitizenKain
Originally posted by: fornax

Ah, the result of modern US educational system. How many "civilian and American" planes have the Russians shot down in international airspace? I think zero, but I might be wrong. We, on the other hand did shoot down, on purpose, unprovoked, an Iranian Airbus with over 300 civilians on board, and the ship commander was promoted. So if I were you, I would crawl back under the slimy rock where you live and not display my ignorance and bigotry for everyone too see.

Now, back to the original topic. From the link it is not clear if the Russians truly were in our airspace (most likely not). So what's the big fuss? One would think that a Russian pilot stole your girlfriend.
Russkies shot down two of them actually, both were Korean Airlines. I have some links a page or so back.
^^^zero.
 

CitizenKain

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Originally posted by: fornax
Originally posted by: CitizenKain
Russkies shot down two of them actually, both were Korean Airlines. I have some links a page or so back.
I know of two (007 in 1983 and another one in 1978), and both were in their airspace, flying over some very secret places. Many books and articles have been written arguing whether those were deliberate provocations, or even surveillance/spy missions, or innocent victims or circumstances and cruel Soviet military. Some say that the official investigation was a cover-up, and who knows when we'll learn the truth.

That aside, I am unaware of the Russians shooting down an airplane in international airspace.
Sorry bout that, missed the international airspace part.
 

Darwin333

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Originally posted by: GarfieldtheCat
Originally posted by: Darwin333
I just didn't think they would let you get that close to the mother ship, period. I always assumed that if I flew a Cessna to close to a US carrier that my life expectancy would be measured in seconds. Are the carrier flyovers as common (or where as common) as the airspace checks?
The Russian Air Force pilots don't have to worry about the FAA coming to talk to them and take away their pilots license. You do. :D
My immediate concern wouldn't be the FAA. It would be the FA-18s, dozens of SAMs that would undoubtedly be tracking me, and the various big ass guns in the carrier fleet.
 

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