German 18-year old pilot is detained in Moscow

German 18-year old pilot is detained in Moscow

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Mathias Rust is a German aviator known for his illegal landing near Red Square in Moscow in 1987. Rust flew from Helsinki, Finland, to Moscow, being tracked several times by Soviet air defense and interceptors. The Soviet fighters never received permission to shoot him down, and several times he was mistaken for a friendly aircraft.

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