Presentation on theme: "U-2 Spy Plane Incident By: Graham Gillespie and Brittney Davis."— Presentation transcript:
U-2 Spy Plane Incident By: Graham Gillespie and Brittney Davis
About the U-2 Incident On May 1, 1960, a U-2 spy plane was brought down near Svedlovsk, Soviet Union. The plane was piloted by Francis Gary Powers. This event left a forever lasting negative impact on the U.S. and U.S.S.R. relationship.
Random Facts The U-2 plane was nicknamed the Black Lady. It was constructed to be indestructible by conventional weapons. One benefit of the plane is its ability to stay above enemy fire. Many people question if Powers was flying at the proper height. If the plane would have been flying at the proper height then it is likely that the plane would not have been brought down.
U-2 plane crashes The Soviet Union shot down the U-2 plane using a Surface-to-Air (SAM) missile. Shooting down the plane was proof that the U.S. was spying on the Soviet Union. It was flying 80,000 feet above the cities.