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Re: FLT 800: From the Rumor Mill...But It Makes Sense.. (fwd)



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In message <[email protected]>, Alan Horowitz writ
es:
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>The problem is, from my experience at Roosevelt Roads, the Navy never
>conducts live fire exercises without declaring the area of operation
>strictly off limits to non-military aircraft.  Also, the 747 would have
>shown up WITH ITS TRANSPONDER DATA on the screens on an Aegis ship, so why
>would they fire?  And, I didn't think that a P3 pilot would fly around in

This has happened before; an Aegis ship in the Persian Gulf shot down
an Iranian Airlines (or whatever it's called) aircraft; i'm not sure
how many died in that incident (i think about 70 - can very well be
wrong). The US just "apologized" for the mistake AFAIK.
- -Angelos

PS. This happened 8-10 years ago if i recall well.

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