Infographic: On the Occasion of 32nd Anniversary of US Downing of Passenger Plane

Thursday, July 2, 2020 - 10:00

The civilian aircraft, an Airbus A300B2, was flying in Iranian airspace over the Strait of Hormuz from the port city of Bandar Abbas to Dubai, carrying 274 passengers and 16 crew members on July 3, 1988, when USS Vincennes fired two SM-2MR surface-to-air missiles at it.

According to an ISCA report, one of the missiles hit the plane, killing all the 290 onboard. The Airbus A300B2 civilian aircraft had 66 under-13 children and 53 women as well as 46 non-Iranians on-board during the attack.

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