Plane trouble delays Nixon’s departure from Moscow 40 years ago today (1972)


Video: May 29, 1972 (at 3:18)

(Monday, May 29, 1972, during the Cold War) — President Richard Nixon landed at Kiev’s Boryspil International Airport one hour late today after an engine failed to start on the plane which his Russian hosts had provided him for the trip from Moscow. It was Nixon’s last stop on the first visit by a sitting U.S. president to the Soviet Union.

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