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Japan / USSR MiG 25 / Inspection Findings #40767

ABC Evening News for Friday, Nov 12, 1976
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(Studio) Japan begins returning dismantled MiG 25 to USSR after United States and Japanese inspection. Plane flown to Japan in September by Soviet defector.
REPORTER: Barbara Walters

(DC) Report on findings of United States inspectors of MiG 25. (Film shown of plane after landing in Japan September 6, 1976.) Soviet defector Lieutenant Viktor Belenko's comment with regard to speed of plane noted. Is believed Soviets rushed plane into production in answer to United States B-70 bomber of late 1960's, which President Lyndon Johnson stopped from mass production.
REPORTER: John Scali

Scali, John;
Walters, Barbara

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