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

At 11:59 PM 9/1/96 -0700, James A. Donald wrote:
>At 09:04 PM 9/1/96 -0400, 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.
>Your memory does not serve:  The computers record of the events was:
>Computer tells crew:  Civilian jetliner on radar.
>Crew expecting an attack by jetfighters, tell computer to shoot it down.
>Computer does not put up a bunch of dialogs saying:  "Hey, I think this
>is a CIVILIAN airliner, did you get that CIVILIAN airliner, are you quite
>sure you want it shot down?  Instead it just shoots it down.

Suggestion for future improvement...

C:>DEL AIRLINER.COM   Are you sure? (Y/N) _

Jim Bell
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