Korean Airlines Flight 858

Korean Airlines Flight 858Sunday November 29, 1987
The plane crashed while on a flight from Abu Dhabi to Bangkok. Detonation of an explosive device in the passenger cabin left by two passengers who exited the plane at Abu Dhabi. A 75 year old man and Korean woman were arrested as they tried to use fake passports to fly to Rome. While under guard, the man bit into a cyanide capsule and died. The woman, a North Korean agent, confessed to the crime.

Crash Details

DateSunday November 29, 1987
LocationOver the Andaman Sea
Passengers104
Crew11
Fatalities115
Survivors0
Aircraft TypeBoeing B-707-3B5C
OperatorKorean Airlines
RegistrationHL-7406
Flight OriginAbu Dhabi
Flight Destination Bangkok
Over the Andaman Sea
Korean Airlines
Boeing B-707-3B5C
1987