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USSR Plane Flies Near United States Coast #48260

ABC Evening News for Friday, Apr 22, 1977
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(Studio) Pentagon says USSR surveillance plane came within 60 mile of United States last wk., despite fact Cold War is over.
REPORTER: Harry Reasoner

(DC) Aircraft carrier "Saratoga" and 3 other ships were in routine exercises, 60 mile off Savannah, Georgia, when Russian "Bear" swooped over, so low radar and Air Force interceptors lost it. American fighters from Seymour Johnson AFB, North Carolina, chase plane, but it flew off without incident, presumably to Cuba. (Defense Department film shown.) Details with regard to "Bear" noted. Film shows Air Force planes interception of "Bear" over Iceland in 1968. Pentagon expresses concern with regard to apparent closer surveillance of United States by USSR air and navy forces. State Department says no protest will be made at present.
REPORTER: Bettina Gregory

Reporter(s):
Gregory, Bettina;
Reasoner, Harry
Duration:
00:01:20

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