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Persian Gulf / US-Iran / Iranian Plane Downing / Investigation #117172

ABC Evening News for Wednesday, Jul 06, 1988
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.

(DC: Bob Zelnick) Investigation into why civilian plane shot down over Persian Gulf was misiden. as fighter plane reported; details given of use of Iranian commercial planes to transport troops to Iran-Iraq war. Explanations of airbus' beaming signals that were identification as those of F-14 fighter plane examined; flight scenes shown.

(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.

(DC: John Martin) Aegis antiaircraft radar system on United States Navy ships in Persian Gulf examined; details given, scenes shown. [Aegis project spokesperson Rear Admiral Wayne MEYER (ret.) - says airbus and F-14 would give same appearance on Aegis system.] Navy's explanation of warnings given to nearby planes outlined on screen. [Ex-Iranian PILOT - says it's impractical to monitor that frequency.] System reported not designed for use in area as small as Persian Gulf.

Jennings, Peter;
Martin, John;
Zelnick, Bob

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