Iranian airliner shot down

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  • Lucas Paul Richert (University of Saskatchewan)

Historical Context Note

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.

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Citation:
Richert, Lucas Paul. "Iranian airliner shot down". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 01 November 2008
[http://www.litencyc.com/php/stopics.php?rec=true&UID=5730, accessed 30 July 2014.]