The USSR also thought it would be difficult to land a Cessna single engine airplane undetected in Red Square. Surprise!
Wonder what ever happened to Matthew Rust?
While doing his obligatory community service (Zivildienst) in a West German hospital in 1989, Rust stabbed a female co-worker who had rejected him. The victim barely survived. He was convicted of attempted manslaughter, sentenced to two and a half years in prison and released after having served fifteen months. Since then he has lived a fragmented life, describing himself as a “bit of an oddball”. After being released from court, he converted to Hinduism  in 1996 to become engaged to a daughter of an Indian tea merchant. In 2001, he was convicted for stealing a cashmere pullover and ordered to pay DM 10,000; the sentence was later reduced to 600 marks. A further brush with the law came in 2005, when he was convicted of fraud and had to pay 1,500 for stolen goods. In 2009 Rust described himself as a professional poker player.. Most recently, in 2012, he describes himself as an analyst at a Zurich based investment bank.
Good one CM...I had forgotten all aboot, (I’m in Canada) that little incident.