Passenger Planes That Have Been Shot Down Over the Years

A list of passenger planes that have been gunned down over the years.

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A Malaysia Airlines plane that crashed on Thursday in Ukraine near the Russian border, allegedly after it was shot down, according to one government adviser, wouldn't be the first downed by hostile action.

While passenger shootdowns are rare, there have been at least a dozen in modern history — a number of which involved the Soviets — and many of which have created international rifts.

To see Here is a list of some of the more notable passenger plane shootdowns over the decades, click here:

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