Iranian airliner shot down (24 words)

Historical Context Note

  • Lucas Paul Richert (University of Saskatchewan)


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
[, accessed 04 December 2016.]