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

On Sun, 1 Sep 1996, Alan Horowitz wrote:

> The Aegis ship in the Gulf wzs not in an exercise. It was in a war zone.
> If my memory serves, the Iranian jetliner had its squawker turned off, or 
> broken. The officer in charge in the CIC had about ten seconds to decide 
> if he was about to be locked-on by a missle. And no real information to 

I think it was actually a combination of a design flaw in the user 
interface for the control system combined with a human error that led to 
the radar officer confusing the airbus with an (F4?) a hundred miles away 
that he'd previously clicked on. 

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