January 5, 1988 |
Oil exploration can be risky business. Ask Hunt Oil Co. of Dallas. On a clear night in 1986, one of Hunt's towering oil rigs drilling in a remote area of this country stood like a Christmas tree glowing on the horizon. Unfortunately, it so dominated the skyline that a nearby North Yemen Army anti-aircraft battery sighted its Soviet-made SA-6 missiles on it. Without warning, the battery crew fired two of the missiles.