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Target 8255: The Strangely Lucky Flight of Mathias

Author: Tom Lecompte

Nov/Dec 2005
Page 36   (12 pages)

Summary: Nearly 20 years after Mathias Rust landed his Cessna near Red Square, the full story of his flight can be told. In Rust’s first extensive interview about his flight, he recounts amazing details of the event that forever changed the world’s perception of the Soviet Union.

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