Journalists Killed  |  Georgia

Alexandra Tuttle

The Wall Street Journal

September 22, 1993, in Sukhumi, Georgia

Tuttle, 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.

Medium: Print

Job: Print Reporter

Beats Covered: Business, Culture, Politics

Gender: Female

Local or Foreign: Foreign

Freelance: No

Type of Death: Crossfire/Combat-Related

Suspected Source of Fire: Military Officials

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