Iranian airliner shot down (24 words)

Historical Context Note

Lucas Paul Richert (University of Saskatchewan)
Download PDF Save to Bookshelf Share on Facebook Tweet Report an Error


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.

We have have no profile for this entry. If you are a qualified scholar and you wish to write for The Literary Encyclopedia, please click here to contact us.

Richert, Lucas Paul. "Iranian airliner shot down". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 01 November 2008
[, accessed 18 March 2018.]

Save this article

If you need to create a new bookshelf to save this article in, please make sure that you are logged in, then go to your 'Account' here.