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January 24, 1986

A U.S. cruise missile that crashed seven miles short of its target in Canada was found in thick woods, a Canadian Forces spokesman said. The unarmed missile broke into three parts when it crashed about 175 miles northeast of Edmonton as it neared the end of its flight over northwestern Canada. Officials said the missile's two parachutes did not open and the instrumentation was shattered, but they said the test was successful because the missile's low-altitude, 1,500-mile flight went smoothly. Plans for another test this week were scrapped, however.

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