A missile, fired from U.S. Navy warship Vincennes, in the Persian Gulf, mistakenly struck and destroyed a commercial Iranian airliner. All 290 passengers perished.
Richert, Lucas Paul. "Iranian airliner shot down". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 01 November 2008
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