Shin Ki-ha

Shin Ki-ha
Born(1941-04-27)April 27, 1941
Hamupyon-gun, Japanese Korea
(now Hampyeong County, South Korea)
DiedAugust 6, 1997(1997-08-06) (aged 56)
Asan, Guam, U.S.
Cause of deathCrash of Korean Air Flight 801
NationalitySouth Korean
EducationChonnam National University
Political partyNational Congress for New Politics

Shin Ki-ha (Korean: 신기하; Hanja: 辛基夏, RR: Sin Gi-ha, M-R: Sin Kiha; April 27, 1941 – August 6, 1997), was a South Korean politician. A four-term lawmaker, he was a former parliamentary leader of the South Korean political party National Congress for New Politics.

Early life and education

Shin was born in April 1941 in what is now Hampyeong County, South Korea, when Korea was under Japanese rule. He attended Chonnam National University.

Personal life

Shin had two sons.


On August 5, 1997 Shin, his wife, and around 20 to 24 party members boarded Korean Air Flight 801 from Seoul to Guam. On August 6, 1997 the aircraft hit the ground while attempting a landing at Antonio B. Won Pat International Airport. Shin, dozens of members of his political party, and his wife, died in the crash.

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