An American U-2 reconnaissance plane is shot down during the Cuban Missile Crisis

It’s 1962, and tensions are high between the United States and the Soviet Union. When a Soviet missile shoots down a U.S. U-2 aircraft over Cuban airspace, war looms ever closer. (2:13)

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