It was written between the catastrophes
by charming Swedish songtress
Molly Nillson in Buenos Aires

From the EP Sólo Paraíso on Dark Skies Association (Sweden) (Sweden)
and Night School Records (UK)

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The Russians have a predilection for airliner shooting

 

1940. A Junkers Ju 52 en route from Tallinn (Estonia) to Helsinki (Finland) was shot down by two Soviet bombers over the Gulf of Finland during peacetime; all 9 aboard died.

1962. A domestic flight of Russian airlines company Aeroflot was accidentally shot down by a surface-to-air missile which had gone astray during an air defence exercise. 84 people died.

1978. A Boeing 707 of Korean Air Lines was shot down by Soviet fighter planes; the plane did crash-lands near the Soviet Union’s border with Finland; two of the 109 people on board were killed, the rest were subsequently released.

1983. Korean Air Lines Flight 007, a Boeing 747 was shot down by Soviet fighter planes near Sakhalin and Moneron Island after straying into Soviet airspace; all 269 people on board were killed.

 


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