The Wall Street Journal
September 22, 1993, in Sukhumi, GeorgiaTuttle, a correspondent for The Wall Street Journal, was killed aboard a military aircraft when it was hit by an Abkhazian ground-to-air missile. The plane crashed as the pilot attempted to make an emergency landing in Sukhumi. Tuttle boarded the flight in Tbilisi and was on her way to conduct an interview with Georgian head of state Eduard Shevardnadze.
Job: Print Reporter
Beats Covered: Business, Culture, Politics
Local or Foreign: Foreign
Type of Death: Crossfire/Combat-Related
Suspected Source of Fire: Military Officials