A SHORT SUMMARY
of the Evidence for the Survival and Abduction of KAL 007
Passengers and Crew
Most of life presents us a with complex set of circumstances and complicated
relation of events to unravel and understand. Often, summaries of various kinds
help us in grasping and remembering. The same is true in the matter of KAL 007.
- a. What has been a puzzlement from the start - contrary to every other
known passenger plane explosion in air/crash at sea, KAL 007's "site"
produced no bodies on the surface of the sea, nor any luggage. The following
can be said about bodies under the sea - very soon after
the event, no later than Sept. 15, the date of the 1st Soviet civilian dive (Svestapol
group - and according to them the military divers were operating even before
the 15th!), the following news came concerning human finds - 1 partial torso,
1 hand and "no more than" 10 other fragments (possibly from the same person) - no other human remains! The Soviet civilian divers who had visited
the sunken plane expressed amazement, in their interviews for Izvestia,
that there were no bodies found in the wreckage. Theories of crab consummation do not hold as
an explanation for the missing bodies. Crustaceans, on expert testimony, do
not eat bones. Where, then, are the bones if the flesh had been eaten? No
bodies above on the surface of the sea and no bodies below. Where, then, are the bodies? (We might add "where
is the luggage?" Crabs, indisputably, do not eat luggage!) Eight days later
and 200 miles away 13 small body parts, all unidentifiable, wash up on
Japanese shores of Hokkaido. That could have been due to the water landing
itself or it could have been due to a plant by the Soviets.
Concerning the likelihood of a Russian plant -
The Russian Federation (Russian Federation's Archives of Recent History)
has recently (Sept. 1, 2003) admitted in an article by its Deputy Director to
the Soviet's carrying out of a deception as to location of plane in effort to
deceive US and Japanese forces who had begun to search for the downed
airliner. This deception was known before and we have
published the text from documents,
originally disclosed by Boris Yeltsin, in his "spring thaw" of 1992.
Particularly of note, is the one of five Top
Secret documents dated November of 1983, in which V. Chebrikov, head of KGB and
Defense Minister Dmitri Ustinov, inform Yuri Andropov, Soviet Premier, of the
Soviet naval force's continuing deception of the US and Japanese Search and
Rescue operation, and of the already secretly recovered (by the Soviets) Black
Box. The washed up body parts are, then, most certainly, in the framework of, and
during the height of, the now admitted and successful
Yuri Andropov, General Secretary of the Soviet Union
Dmitri Ustinov, Defense Minister
Victor Chebrikov, KGB head
b. From the beginning, it was strange that it took KAL 007 at least 12 minutes
to reach the water when a passenger plane at that altitude (thought originally
to be at 35,000 ft. but know known to be even higher - at 38,250 ft), should
have hit water at 2 - 2 1/2 minutes. In addition, radar trackings (composite
Russian and Japanese) show a descent that was decreasing in rate - all
hardly a scenario of a plane out of control! Now with the recovered tapes from
the Cockpit Voice Recorder, we can hear just how much in control Capt Chun and
his Co pilot actually were after the initial few seconds. It's all
there! We can also see how KAL 007 leveled out almost
exactly at pre-detonation altitude after an 8 second pull-up and the beginning
of a gradual (and decreasing rate of speed) descent - until the 104 second
tape ends (thanks to the Soviets! - see FAQ 4 for
evidence of Soviet cut-off of tape).
- Where the tape ends, the story does not.
a. KAL 007 leveled off at 5,000 meters (16,424 ft.) and flew at a steady rate
and altitude for almost 5 minutes, 1830 or 1831 GMT until 1835 GMT - totally destroying the
assumption (that's all it was) that KAL 007 was out of control. This level
flight is verified by radar tracking handed over to ICAO, and by the
conversations of General Kornukov (Commander of Sokol Air Base on Sackalin)
with his subordinates during their viewing KAL 007's flight on radar (appended
to the 1993 report and hardly commented on both in and out of report,
but available to the public). It is now known, (again ICAO based conclusions
from the DFDR analysis) that KAL 007 Captain Chun was breathing well (Cockpit
Voice Recorder show Chun's post-detonation message muffled due
to his placing on of oxygen mask). This was already prior to descent.
Furthermore, the electrical system
was operating and all 4 engines were operating well (CVR - Co-pilot reporting
"normal" functioning of the engines
to Captain twice - as well as the DFDR) and the other key parameters operable
and operating. In short, there is no reason to assume a plane out of control.
We might add that passengers are also shown to have been breathing well. CVR
tape analysis indicates that passenger cabin oxygen masks had already deployed
prior to termination of the 1 minute of unassisted breathing that the experts
say the passengers would have, given the size of passenger cabin rupture cause
by the missile detonation. The total combined area of rupture caused by
fragmentation (the missile was designed to detonate 50 meters from the
aircraft sending fragments into the fuselage) was only 1 and 3/4 sq. ft.! This was
calculated by ICAO analysts by the amount of time (11 seconds) it took the air
to rush out of the cabin before the warning alarm was sounded (picked up by
b. The plane was navigated well as well as being navigable. When KAL 007 had
begun its descent in wide spirals (reported to General Kornukov by Lt. Col.
Gerasimenko while watching his radar screen - see Escape)
it was over the only piece of land that it would have been possible to provide
rescue and haven in the whole Tatar Straits - from the Siberian mainland to
the east, Japanese Rebun Island 53 miles to the south, and Sakhalin Island
24-25 miles to the east - Moneron Island. The Russians had located KAL 007 at
this tiny sliver of land only 4 1/2 miles at its greatest extent
(north/south). Any search mission would, thus, be a rescue mission!
c. And there were 3 documented missions. The first is the testimony of a
Soviet Seaman Specialist who tells that his ship was sent to the "anticipated"
location . That is, this mission was ordered even before KAL 007 came down on
the waters! The other two rescue missions are well documented and also
appended to the 1993 ICAO report. These missions reports contain the logistics
as well as the equipment and personnel to be employed, The first was ordered
by Lt. Col. Novoseletski, Acting Commander of Smirnykh Air Base Fighter
Division, at 1847 GMT, just 9 minutes after KAL 007 reached 1,000 feet above
sea level and involved helicopters (sent from Khomutovo - civilian-military
air base at Yuzhno Sakhalinsk city in southern Sakhalinsk) and Border Patrol
and KGB patrol boats. (Novoalexandrovska, just north of Yuzhno Sakhalinsk, is
mentioned as well.) The second was ordered by General Strogov (Gen.
Kornukov's superior as Deputy Commander of the Far East Military District) at
1854 GMT, just 17 minutes after 007 reached 1,000 feet above sea level and
involved KGB patrol boats and, in addition, the civilian trawlers that were
already on the scene at "Moneron". See Rescue.
Much more can be said that is in the sources - which are just now, and
rapidly, becoming known, and there is a recent change in official Russian
attitudes toward disclosure. This includes General
Kamenski's recent statement on the mystery of the missing bodies. Gen.
Kamenski was Gen. Kornukov's immediate superior as Commander of the Far East
Military District Air Force and was the one who had ordered Kornukov to shoot
down 007 even if over international waters! After the break up of the Soviet
Union, Kamenski became head of the Ukrainian Defence Forces. It was on his
watch that the SiberAir Tupolev 154 Flt. 1812, traveling from Tel Aviv to Novosibirsk, with
78 passengers and crew was recently shot down over the Black Sea.
There is also much credible evidence concerning what has happened after the
rescue and abduction of KAL 007 passengers and crew, but that will require its
Note: There are startling legal implications to this new evidence that may
re-open litigation - KAL 007 was impacted by the detonated missile while it was
over international waters (thus bringing into legal application the
damages-limiting "Death on the High Seas Act") but KAL 007's set down was clearly within
the three mile Soviet
Territorial waters demarcation (thus allowing for greatly increased awards)!