I know it's a day early for the memorials, but this article came up on my news feed. It's a quirky and oft-forgotten story of 9/11. 'Vivid' memories persist of Korean Air Flight 085, Whitehorse's scare on 9/11 I believe this is the only instance in Canadian history where the Prime Minister gave the green light for our military to shoot down a civilian aircraft. To this day, it's still largely unknown why the Korean Air pilot did what he did. Could have ended in tragedy.