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USSR Plane Flies Near United States Coast #251607

CBS Evening News for Friday, Apr 22, 1977
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(Studio) Pentagon reveals that USSR plane slipped through United States radar and evaded Air Force interceptors off eastern coast last week
REPORTER: Roger Mudd

(DC) Radar picked up unidentified aircraft off coast, south of Charleston, SC; plane refused to identify self, so 2 Air Force fighters sent from Seymour Johnson Air Force Base in Greensboro, North Carolina. Neither these fighters nor those later sent from "USS Saratoga" could find plane, apparently flying below radar. Navy later made positive identification of USSR "Bear" plane. (Defense Department film shown.) Such planes make routine reconnaissance runs from Cuba. Concern is expressed that USSR plane could get so close to US without interception.
REPORTER: Ike Pappas

Mudd, Roger;
Pappas, Ike

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