The MIG-23 Crash That almost triggered A World War

At the end days of the Cold War, a MIG-23 crashed in Belgium, but luckily, due to diplomacy, World War III was averted.

Photo by Artur Voznenko on Unsplash

It’s 1989, and the Cold War was subsiding. Both sides were taking a relaxed approach when it came to aggression.

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