Date & Time: Jul 27, 1953 at 1230 LT
Type of aircraft:
Port Artur – Vladivostok
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Pax on board:
While flying into the North Korean airspace, the aircraft was shot down by Captain Ralph S. Parr Jr., pilot on a USAF F-86F-30 Sabre. Out of control, the airplane dove into the ground and crashed in the region of Mao-erh-shan, in the Chinese province of Jilin. All 21 occupants were killed, among them high ranking Soviet Navy Officers who were flying from Port Artur (now Dalian) to Vladivostok. It was later reported that the pilot though the aircraft was flying for the North Korean Air Force. Later that day, July 27 1953, the armistice was sign to put an end to the Korean War.
Shot down by the pilot of a USAF fighter.