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The World

October 21, 1987

U.S. and Canadian jets intercepted four long-range Soviet patrol planes about 120 miles off Canada's east coast, a Defense Department spokesman said. The Tupolev 95 Bear aircraft were spotted on radar as they approached Canada's air defense zone without notifying authorities. It was the 11th time this year that Soviet planes have been intercepted by aircraft under control of the joint U.S.-Canadian North American Aerospace Defense Command, known by the acronym Norad.

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