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The July 3, 1988 attack by the Vincennes on an Iranian aircraft

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The July 3, 1988 attack by the Vincennes on an Iranian aircraft

Hearing before the Investigations Subcommittee and the Defense Policy Panel of the Committee ... second session, hearing held July 21, 1992

by United States

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Published by For sale by the U.S. G.P.O., Supt. of Docs., Congressional Sales Office .
Written in English


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Number of Pages37
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Open LibraryOL7369812M
ISBN 100160408423
ISBN 109780160408427
OCLC/WorldCa28295879


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The July 3, 1988 attack by the Vincennes on an Iranian aircraft by United States Download PDF EPUB FB2

Iran Air flightflight of an Iranian airliner that was shot down by the missile cruiser USS Vincennes on July 3,over the Strait of Hormuz, killing all people on board. The passenger plane, which was in Iranian airspace, had been incorrectly identified as a fighter jet.

Toward the end of the war, on July 3,a U.S. Navy ship called the Vincennes was exchanging fire with small Iranian ships in the Persian Gulf. The U.S. Navy kept ships there, and still does, to protect oil trade routes. On 3 Julythe aircraft operating on this route was shot down by the United States Navy guided missile cruiser USS Vincennes under the command of William C.

Rogers III. The incident took place in Iranian airspace, over Iran’s territorial waters in the Persian Gulf. The July 3, attack by the Vincennes on an Iranian aircraft: hearing before the Investigations Subcommittee and the Defense Policy Panel of the Committee on Armed Services, House of Representatives, One Hundred Second Congress, second session, hearing held J Exclusive - On July 3,and American warship shot down an Iranian airliner, killing civilians.

This is the true story of how 1988 attack by the Vincennes on an Iranian aircraft book happened -- and how the Pentagon tried to cover up the tragic blunder.

Iran Air Flight US Attack on Iranian Passenger Jet Friday, July 1, Iran Air Flight was an Iran Air civilian passenger flight from Iran's southwestern city of Bandar Abbas to Dubai that was shot down by the United States Navy guided missile cruiser USS Vincennes on 3 July [ comment ] On July 3,an Iranian aircraft registered on the radar screen of the USS Vincennes.

The U.S. Navy officers on the bridge identified the approaching aircraft as an Iranian Air. On July 3, an Iran Air A was shot down by USS Vincennes (CG). All people aboard were fatally injured (killed). ==Cause of the Crash== 1- The radar of USS Vincennes misidenified the A for an F Tomcat fighter jet.

2- The Vincennes (CG) shot down the Airbus A ==Airplane Info== Cn: Type: Airbus AB Registration: EP-IBU. The helicopter pilot reported coming under fire by Iranian speedboats further north, so Rogers violated McKenna’s orders and entered Iranian waters. Iran Air Flight was an Airbus AB2.

On the morning of July 1988 attack by the Vincennes on an Iranian aircraft book, it was Captained by Mohsen Rezalan – a veteran. Get this from a library. The July 3, attack by the Vincennes on an Iranian aircraft: hearing before the Investigations Subcommittee and the Defense Policy Panel of the Committee on Armed Services, House of Representatives, One Hundred Second Congress, second session, hearing held J [United States.

Congress. House. Committee on Armed Services. Just after dawn on July 3,the USS Vincennes sent a helicopter to hover over Iranian speedboats the Navy described as harassing commercial ships. The Iranians. The USS Vincennes shot down Iran Air flightkilling all civilians aboard in one of the worst naval accidents in U.S.

history. Published 11 May Inthe U.S. Navy shot down an. The July 3, attack by the Vincennes on an Iranian aircraft: hearing before the Investigations Subcommittee and the Defense Policy Panel of the Committee 5/2 A/   Just after dawn on July 3,the USS Vincennes sent a helicopter to hover over Iranian speedboats the Navy described as harassing commercial ships.

Guided missile cruiser USS Vincennes shot down the aircraft July 3,claiming to have mistaken it for an attacking Iranian F and killing civilian passengers and crew members. On July 3,Iran Air flightcarrying passengers, was shot down by a surface-to-air missile launched from the USS Vincennes of the United States Navy.

The Airbus was on its scheduled flight from Tehran to Dubai, flying over Iran’s territorial waters when the US Navy missile destroyed it killing all people on board.

Exclusive -- On July 3,and American warship shot down an Iranian airliner, killing civilians. This is the true story of how it happened -- and how the Pentagon tried to cover up the tragic blunder.

The modern navy has many ladders. Its officers can earn their stripes at sea or in the air. The July 3, downing of Iran Air flight by the U.S. Navy remains one of the moments the Iranian government points to in its decades-long distrust of America.

On 2 Julythe cruiser USS Halsey (CG) issued radio warnings to two Iranian aircraft near the Strait of Hormuz before the contacts turned away. Later the same day, the frigate USS Elmer.

Published on Jul 3, On July 3,the USS Vincennes shot down an Iran Air jetliner over the Persian Gulf, killing all people aboard. You. On 3 JulyVincennes, under the command of Captain Will Rogers III, was on patrol when it was reported that Iranian Revolutionary Guard gun boats had attacked a Pakistani merchant vessel.

Vincennes deployed one of her helicopters to investigate. Shortly thereafter Rogers ordered his ship to move off station 50 miles (80 km) to the ft carried: 2 × Sikorsky SHB or MH. It mentioned how the U.S. Navy’s guided missile cruiser U.S.S. Vincennes “shot down Iran Air Flight over the Persian Gulf on July 3,killing all passengers and crew members Author: Sasan Fayazmanesh.

July 3, US Naval Vessel Shoots down Iranian Civilian Aircraft, Killing Crew members monitor radar screens in the combat information center aboard the Vincennes.

This photo was taken by a crew member in January   The July 3 downing of Iran Air Flight by the US navy remains one of the moments the Iranian government points to in its decades-long distrust of : By Jon Gambrell, Associated Press.

Navy Missile Downs Iranian Jetliner By George C. Wilson Washington Post Staff Writer Monday, July 4, ; Page A01 A U.S. warship fighting gunboats in the Persian Gulf yesterday mistook an Iranian civilian jetliner for an attacking Iranian F14 fighter plane and blew it out of the hazy sky with a heat-seeking missile, the Pentagon announced.

Will C. Rogers III was awarded Legion of Merit for his Persian Gulf operations which included the shooting down of an Iranian civilian airliner killing the innocent people on board. On July 3,Iran Air Flighta civilian airliner with passengers and crew on board left Tehran for Dubai; it never arrived at its destination.

Induring the Iran-Iraq War in the Middle East, the US Navy shot down a civilian passenger airliner over the Persian Gulf, killing people, making. On 3 JulyIran Air Flighta scheduled civilian passenger flight from Tehran to Dubai, was shot down by an SM-2MR surface-to-air missile fired from USS Vincennes.

Readers and Book Lovers was shot down by the reckless USS Vincennes on July 3, The coverup and lack of apology, continues to this day. Even if the aircraft had been an Iranian. Iran Air Flight On 3 JulyVincennes, under the command of Captain Will Rogers III, fired two radar-guided missiles and shot down an Iran Air Airbus A civilian airliner over Iranian.

When Iraq invaded Iran in September of problems arose between the United States and Iran when the U.S. helped Iraq. Bythe conflict was coming to a close when the USS Vincennes shot down Iran Air Flighta civilian commercial flight, killing two hundred and ninety innocent people, among them sixty-six children.

Just over 30 years ago. The July 3,downing of Iran Air Flight by the U.S. Navy remains one of the moments the Iranian government points to for its decades-long distrust of the United : Associated Press, JON GAMBRELL.

William C. Rogers III, (born December ) is a former officer in the United States Navy, most notable as the captain of USS Vincennes, a Ticonderoga-class Aegis cruiser. While under his command, the ship shot down Iran Air Flight in the Persian Gulf, killing Battles/wars: Operation Earnest Will.

A year later, the USS Vincennes was patrolling near Iranian waters. A helicopter based on the Vincennes was fired at by Iranian patrol boats, and the Vincennes pursued the boats into Iranian waters. While in this pursuit, the cruiser's radar saw an aircraft leaving Iran on a course that would take it toward the Vincennes.

On July 3,the USS Vincennes was engaged in combat in the Persian the radar screen a blip appeared that signified an incoming aircraft. After repeatedly asking. the aircraft to identify itself with no success, it appeared that the aircraft might be a hos- tile Iranian F attacking the n Will Rogers had little time to make his decision.

On July 3, – during the last summer of Reagan’s presidency – the USS Vincennes was in the Persian Gulf doing battle with small armed Iranian boats when it launched two missiles at a civilian airliner – Iran Air – that it mistook for an incoming F Iran Air Flight was a scheduled passenger flight from Tehran to Dubai via Bandar Abbas, that was shot down on 3 July by an SM-2MR surface-to-air missile fired from USS Vincennes, a guided missile cruiser of the United States Navy.

The aircraft, an Airbus A, was destroyed and all people on board, including 66 children, were killed. On July 3,William C. Rogers III, the commander of the USS Vincennes, ordered the downing of an Iranian passenger plane over the Strait.

On July 3 Vincennes responded to reports of Iranian motor gunboats attacking a Pakistani freighter against orders but was ordered to return to its patrol station. Capt. Rogers, violating that order left his SH helicopter in the area however to search for the Iranian boats which fired warning shots at it.

Consider the following military situation that occurred on July 3, On this day, the USS Vincennes was engaged in combat in the Persian Gulf. A blip appeared on the radar screen that signified an incoming aircraft. The July 3, Vincennes incident is also instructive because it vividly displayed of how things can go horribly wrong really quick and how the U.S.

government will brazenly lie to evade. Do ordinary American people know that in the American U.S.S. Vincennes shot down an Iranian passenger plane over the Persian Gulf, killing civilians? The majority of Americans don't have a clue that ANY American Naval vessel ever shot dow.