WASHINGTON — A U.S. F-16 fighter pilot wrongly thought that he was being targeted by radar when he fired a missile at an Iraqi installation Saturday in the "no-fly" zone over southern Iraq, the Pentagon said Sunday.
"Further analysis . . . has not substantiated initial indications of Iraqi radar activity," the Defense Department said in a statement. The statement said instruments aboard the F-16 caused the pilot to believe incorrectly that he had been illuminated by Iraqi radar.