NBC Evening News for Monday, Jun 18, 1984
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REPORTER: Tom Brokaw
(DC) British magazine "Defence Attache" said promoting USSR claim that Korean Air Lines flight 007 was on spy mission for US, in coordination with space shuttle Challenger; details examined. Pentagon, White House and State Department noted denying allegation. [State Department spokesperson John HUGHES - considers allegation is without foundation] Article's claims illustrated on map, discussed; KAL 007 recalled downed by USSR . ["Defence Attache" editor Rupert PENGELLY - considers coincidences too great to deny.]
REPORTER: Fred Francis
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