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April 29, 1991 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
The Soviet pilot who shot down a South Korean airliner in 1983, killing all 269 people on board, said he knew he was firing missiles at a commercial plane, South Korean television reported. The pilot, Gennady Osipovich, had told the Soviet newspaper Izvestia in January that Soviet military officials lied about details of the incident. But the television report was the first quoting Osipovich as saying he knew he was firing at a commercial plane.
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April 29, 1991 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
The Soviet pilot who shot down a South Korean airliner in 1983, killing all 269 people on board, said he knew he was firing missiles at a commercial plane, South Korean television reported. The pilot, Gennady Osipovich, had told the Soviet newspaper Izvestia in January that Soviet military officials lied about details of the incident. But the television report was the first quoting Osipovich as saying he knew he was firing at a commercial plane.
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