TIME Magazine Cover, September 12, 1983

A tense political environment combined with a navigation error resulted in one of the greatest tragedies of the Cold War.  

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Magazine cover depicting the attack on Korean Airlines flight 007.
Type: Document
Image Date: 2012
Credit: National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution
Origin: TIME Magazine
Creator: Thomas Paone
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Magazine cover depicting the attack on Korean Airlines flight 007.