The Iraqi Dassault Falcon 50 Business Jet that attacked a US Warship

Iraqi Dassault Falcon 50

Initially, the captain of the U.S.S. Stark did not know what to make of the unknown aircraft approaching his ship while on patrol in the Persian Gulf during the Iran-Iraq War. It didn’t appear to be hostile, and, although not known at the time, it was, in fact, a private business jet. Yet suddenly and unprovoked, the Iraqi-flagged Falcon 50 fired two missiles at the U.S. Navy frigate. Both hit their target. It was an incredible event that nearly sank the U.S.S. Stark and risked the valuable friendship that Iraq had been with the United States enjoying during its war with Iran…

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