At some point during the flight, the plane strayed off course and veered towards the Soviet Union. A number of other governments also use the 747 as a VIP transport, including Bahrain, Brunei, India, Iran, Japan, Kuwait, Oman, Pakistan, Qatar, Saudi Arabia and United Arab Emirates. The Ilyushin IL-62 (Russian: Илью́шин Ил-62; NATO reporting name: Classic) is a Soviet long-range narrow-body jetliner conceived in 1960 by Ilyushin.As successor to the popular turboprop Il-18 and with capacity for almost 200 passengers and crew, the Il-62 was the world's largest jet airliner when first flown in 1963. June 3 – Air France Flight 007, a chartered Boeing 707, overruns the runway on takeoff and burns down after the pilot rejected takeoff, killing many of Atlanta, Georgia's civic and cultural leaders; two flight attendants are the only survivors, as 130 die in the worst single-aircraft accident to that date.

Picture - 20-1101 Japanese Air Force One, one of the two customized Boeing 747-400s that have been part of the Japan Air Self-Defense Force since 1993. Relations between the US and the Soviet Union weren’t peachy at the time and this proved to be one of the more tense points of the cold war. It first flew on August 29, 1970; and was introduced on August 5, 1971 by American Airlines.. The trijet has two turbofans on underwing pylons and a third one at the base of the vertical stabilizer. The McDonnell Douglas DC-10 is an American wide-body airliner manufactured by McDonnell Douglas.The DC-10 was intended to succeed the DC-8 for long range flights. The pilots performed a series of manoeuvres and eventually took the plane into a dive at 30-35 degrees before the crash. Of the 1,554 747s built up to June of 2019, somewhere between 22 and 28, depending on what you want to count. The plane plummeted into a snowy field six minutes later. Flight MH370 disappeared from radar screens in the early hours of Saturday, about an hour into its flight from Kuala Lumpur, after climbing to a cruising altitude of 35,000 ft (10,670 metres). On September 1st, 1983, Korean Airlines flight 007 departed Anchorage, Alaska, bound for Seoul.