ABC Evening News for Tuesday, Sep 07, 1976
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(Studio) Defection to United States of USSR pilot who landed in Japan Monday is giving Japanese and Americans close look at top secret Soviet weapon.
REPORTER: Howard K. Smith
(DC) Assets of USSR plane noted; compared to fastest and most advanced US fighter. Pentagon says everything in hands of Japanese diplomats; denies reports plane will be taken to United States Air Force base at Misawa, Japan. Military officials won't say if American technicians examining plane, but President Ford says Soviet pilot, Viktor Belenko, will be granted asylum if formal request made.
REPORTER: Frank Tomlinson
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