DUBAI – In a story January 10, 2020, about an Iranian passenger jet shot down by American forces in 1988, The Associated Press erroneously reported the name of a ship that struck a mine in the Persian Gulf. it was the USS Samuel B. Roberts, not the USS Samuel B. Robertson.
Correction: Iran-Plane Crash-Echoes of 1988 story
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FILE - In this July 3, 1988 file photo, the crew of the USS Vincennes stands at attention to salute the USS Samuel B. Roberts which left the Persian Gulf. The Western allegation that Iran shot down a Ukrainian jetliner and killed 176 people offers a grim echo for the Islamic Republic, which found itself the victim of an accidental shootdown by American forces over 30 years ago. (AP Photo/Greg English, File)
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