Remembering Iran Air Flight 655
Today marks the anniversary the Iranian civilian passenger plane being shot down by the United States Navy. On 3 July 1988 Iran Air Flight 655 (IR655), a fully civilian passenger plane flying from Tehran to Dubai was shot down by the United States Navy guided missile cruiser USS Vincennes over Iran’s territorial waters. All 290 on board, including 66 children and 16 crew, died. Of these 290, 254 were Iranian, while 13 were from the Emirates, 10 from India, 6 from Pakistan, 6 were from Yugoslavia and one from Italy. We will always remember them! We shall never forget! May those perpetrators of this horrendous crime one day be brought to justice.