posted on Nov, 20 2009 @ 09:31 AM
reply to post by JohnPhoenix
That in of itself is a scary thought. One computer system goes down -- twice in two years -- and that's the only system around for monitoring where
the heck all the planes are flying?
Talk about the easiest way to get a plane, loaded with whatever, off the ground without anybody being the wiser.
The system was down for 4 - 5 hours or so, right. One can certainly get off the ground and out of US territory within that timeframe.
Yes, I realize that radar was not affected. But, with the systems down, they would have had to pick up a plane on radar, and look through the manual
flight plans to see if it had been entered, is accurate, etc. Plus, my guess is that if a discrepancy was found -- it would take quite some time to
finalize that conclusion. I'm sure that they would do all kinds of checking and re-checking, ruling out possible human error, before saying