HUNGARY: Flight of the 6026

For two weeks there had been only Iron Curtained silence about the fate of the four U.S. Air Force men who vanished in a EUR-47 flying from Munich to Belgrade. Then Moscow's 4 a.m. newscast cracked the silence: the C-47 had been forced down in Hungary by Soviet fighter planes, its crew arrested by the Hungarian secret police and charged with plotting to ferry -"spies and wreckers" into Hungary and the Ukraine. A few hours after Moscow spoke, Budapest said the same thing in a note to the U.S.A picture of what happened to Plane No. 6026 at last...

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