When US shot down a civilian jet and lied

Iran Air Flight 655 was an Iran Air civilian passenger flight from Tehran to Dubai that was shot down by the United States Navy guided missile cruiser USS Vincennes on 3 July 1988. The incident took place in Iranian airspace, over Iran's territorial waters in the Persian Gulf, and on the flight's usual flight path. The aircraft, an Airbus A300 B2-203, was destroyed by SM-2MR surface-to-air missiles fired from the Vincennes.

All 290 on board, including 66 children and 16 crew, died.[1]

On Aug. 19, 1988, nearly seven weeks after the event, the Pentagon issued a 53-page report on the incident. Though the text didn't say so directly, it found that nearly all the initial details about the shoot-down--the "facts" that senior officials cited to put all the blame on Iran Air's pilot--were wrong. And yet the August report still concluded that the captain and all the other Vincennes officers acted properly.


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