Nation: Sabotage?

Dobrynin jet endangered

As an Ilyushin 62 jet carrying 130 people, including Soviet Ambassador Anatoli Dobrynin, approached New York City's Kennedy Airport on the afternoon of Jan. 18, something went dangerously awry in the control tower. The letters and numbers identifying a blip on the radar screen as the Soviet plane suddenly disappeared. An unidentified voice then ordered the Soviet pilot to descend from 8,000 ft. to 4,000 ft., into airspace that is normally reserved for small planes. For three minutes—and six miles—the jetliner flew at low altitude over heavily populated Long Island,...

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