Summit Crisis. Mr. K. In Ugly Mood Over U-2 Incident 1960 Newsreel
Mr. K. In Ugly Mood Over U-2 Incident
Mr. K In Ugly Mood Over U-2 Incident (1960)
On 1 May 1960, a United States U-2 spy plane was shot down by the Soviet Air Defence Forces while performing photographic aerial reconnaissance deep into Soviet territory. The single-seat aircraft, flown by pilot Francis Gary Powers, was hit by an S-75 Dvina surface-to-air missile and crashed near Sverdlovsk. Powers parachuted safely and was captured.