Clement Charpentreau

OTD: Iran Air A300 mistakenly shot down by US Navy, 290 dead

On July 3, 1988, Iran Air flight 655 from Bandar Abbas, Iran, to Dubai, the United Arab Emirates, was shot down shortly after takeoff by two missiles from the USS Vincennes frigate that was patrolling in the Strait of Hormuz. The 290 people on board were killed....