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Persian Gulf / US-Iran / Iranian Plane Downing #322951

CBS Evening News for Wednesday, Aug 03, 1988
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(Studio: Dan Rather) Report introduced.

(DC: Deborah Potter) Pentagon sources reported asserting that human error of USS Vincennes' crew was responsible for last month's downing of Iranian airbus. [July 3, 1988, Admiral William CROWE - defends crew.] Evidence noted indicating that Navy operators misinterpreted data. [Defense systems analyst Norman FRIEDMAN - comments on combat stress.] [USS Roberts CREWMBR. - says training inadequate preparation for combat.] [Admiral Elmo ZUMWALT (ret.) - comments.] Human error rather than radar system problems noted relief to Pentagon officials.

(London, England: Allen Pizzey) USS Vincennes' radio transmission with unidentified aircraft in Persian Gulf quoted on screen. United States position in Gulf outlined; scenes shown. No. of people dying as result of Iranian airbus downing recalled.

Pizzey, Allen;
Potter, Deborah;
Rather, Dan

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