Escape on a "flying fox": how a pilot from the USSR hijacked a plane and stayed to live in the USA

Escape on a "flying fox": how a pilot from the USSR hijacked a plane and stayed to live in the USA

22.08.2022 0 By admin

Meanwhile, the relatives, who were shown pictures of the matured Belenko, recognized him with difficulty: “Like our Vitya, it seems like …”. Father and stepmother reported that they regularly received money from Victor, but he never wrote letters.

Viktor’s classmates at the flight school noted with envy that he lived in a big way, although he could not boast of a high salary. When asked how he manages to show off, earning a penny, he answered – parents help.

Vacations and vacations Belenko also always spent in the same place: and not on any beach of the Black Sea, but in the city of Naryan-Mar. Comrades asked: “Why do you go there?”. “I have a girl there,” Victor answered. But Victor never mentioned his beloved again.

At the school, Viktor Belenko behaved modestly and devoted most of his time to studies: he read a lot about the design of aircraft, asked teachers for access to secret books, and they only supported his thirst for knowledge. Now some researchers believe that the pilot, even in his youth, could have been “under the hood” of the American intelligence services and regularly provided them with classified information.