By Michel Brun
Deals a startling new rationalization of the 1983 crash of Korean Air Flight 007, charging that rather than being shot down via the Soviets, the aircraft was once stuck in an air conflict among the U.S. and the Soviets. 25,000 first printing. IP.
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Extra info for Incident at Sakhalin: The True Mission of Kal Flight 007
There is a continuous track, which begins at 1551Z8 in the Bering Sea, crosses Kamchatka, where it is sighted at 1654Z near Petropavlovsk, continues across the Sea of Okhotsk to Sakhalin, where it is sighted at 1821Z, and finally ends in the Tatar Strait at 1838Z. As it stands, the map does not faithfully represent the Soviet observations. It does not indicate that the Soviets lost sight of the intruding plane several times, and consequently, its track should not be represented by a continuous line.
The CIA announcement of the landing at Sakhalin apparently reflects observations by the Wakkanai radar facilities. The radar operator concluded that the plane had been forced to land. On the basis of reciprocity agreements, Japanese intelligence agencies passed this information to their American counterparts, and the CIA decided to make the information public. Leaving aside the CIA's motivations in releasing the information, examination of the circumstances surrounding the announcement leads to the conclusion that it corresponds to some tangible reality.
Tokyo, June 1985. At the time of the disaster in September 1983 I had been in Montreal. By June 1985 I was back in Japan, working as an aeronautical consultant. As a pilot I was interested in the disappearance of Flight 007. Intrigued by the fact that the wreck of the giant plane had never been found in such shallow water, I decided to find out more about the incident. I used my free time to check the archives of the Japanese Diet Library looking for any clue that would put me on the right track.
Incident at Sakhalin: The True Mission of Kal Flight 007 by Michel Brun