May 28, 1987- BBC 9 O’Clock News


A small aircraft piloted by a West German citizen was shot down over the Soviet Union today after it violated Soviet airspace and refused repeated orders to land. According to an account released by the Soviet foreign ministry, the aircraft was a Cessna registered to an aircraft rental company in West Germany. The pilot’s name and condition was not released, however, Soviet Foreign Minister Andrei Gromyko called the incident a ‘reckless attempt by the West to challenge the readiness of the Soviet military.’


4 thoughts on “May 28, 1987- BBC 9 O’Clock News

  1. StianS June 24, 2017 / 19:25

    Poor Mathias Rust. Such a shame.

    Liked by 1 person

    • Mike June 25, 2017 / 22:47

      He’s damn lucky he lived through that encounter in real life.


      • StianS June 29, 2017 / 19:50

        Very true. This is all good stuff by the way.


        • Mike June 30, 2017 / 16:41

          Thank you very much. I appreciate it 🙂


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