Gary Powers , pilot , shot down over Soviet Union in 1960 in a U-2 spy plane . He survives the crash .
Leon Praport , holocaust survivor from Poland , emigrates to Israel and then to the USA .
Gary Powers , then a newsman in L.A. , covers a brush fire in the local foothills in 1977 and that day his helicopter crashes , killing him .
Praport , visiting from New Jersey , rides Angels Flight, ” The Shortest Railway In The World ” , in L.A. one morning . One of the two funicular cars breaks loose and hurtles Praport to his death in 2001 .
And you wonder why these pictures don’t match the story .
Things sometimes just don’t seem to make sense .