“Abort, abort, abort, abort!”
The call came too late. The pilot had already pickled off his live bombs on what he thought was the correct target during a training mission.
But his perception did not match reality. He might have had incomplete information, or he might have misunderstood the information he had. The military would call this condition having low situational awareness or “SA.”
Instead of finding the correct target, he accidentally dropped bombs on a friendly observation post resulting in death, injury, and the closure of the Vieques Island training range. [Read more…]