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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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