When the US Shot Down an Airliner
Media playback is unsupported on your device
Video

When the US shot down an Iranian airliner

On 3 July 1988, a sophisticated US Navy warship, the USS Vincennes, shot down an Iranian civilian airliner flying over the Persian Gulf.

All 290 on board the aircraft were killed, among them 66 children.

Rudy Pahoyo was a Navy Combat Cameraman who was filming on board the USS Vincennes that day.

Witness: The stories of our times told by the people who were there.

  • 29 Jun 2018
Go to next video: Lesbian protest at the BBC