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Persian Gulf / US-Iran / Iranian Plane Downing #322559

CBS Evening News for Thursday, Jul 07, 1988
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(Studio: Dan Rather) Iranian gunboats reported attacking Romanian ship in Persian Gulf. United States warship reported challenging Iranian military plane. Report introduced.

(Persian Gulf: Allen Pizzey) Warship to air traffic communication problems featured; exs. given, scenes shown. Air traffic controllers quoted with regard to United States naval equipment failure. [Iran air Captain Manoocher NAGIZADEH - comments on flight across Gulf.] [Air traffic official Hussein PIROUZI - comments on black box.] British vessel shown escorting convoy in Persian Gulf.

(Studio: Dan Rather) Pentagon spokesperson quoted with regard to Iran's responsibility for accident. Report introduced.

(DC: David Martin) USS Vincennes' tape recordings made during attack upon Iranian airbus reported transported to Aegis Computer Center for inspection. [Pentagon spokesperson Dan HOWARD - comments on Aegis election system.] Pentagon reported rejecting theory that military signal came from another plane in Gulf. [HOWARD - explains interrogation signals USS Vincennes sent airbus.] 1986 clash with Libya in Gulf of Sidra recalled. Captain Will Rogers' role in attack discussed. [Airbus 300 pilot Kelly T. WILSON - says Iranian plane was going too fast.] [HOWARD - refuses to apologize for Rogers' response to data.] Impact of investigation discussed.

Martin, David;
Pizzey, Allen;
Rather, Dan

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