July 24th, 2014
08:47 PM ET

MH17 not the first plane shot down: Iran Air 655 was downed by U.S. Navy in 1988

Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 is not the first passenger jet to be shot out of the sky.

At least six airliners have been shot down since 1973.

Among the deadliest: Iran Air Flight 655 involving a U.S. Navy ship.

CNN's George Howell has the story.

Filed under: International • Iran • MH17 plane crash • News
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  1. DownSideofFame

    These are such different , cases ...not the same as each another, at all ...

    July 29, 2014 at 1:39 am | Reply
  2. DownSideofFame

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    July 29, 2014 at 1:36 am | Reply
  3. jaymie hansen

    no words. i have renewed hope in journalism. i can't believe this came from CNN and Erin. Thank you.

    July 26, 2014 at 9:47 am | Reply

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