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October 4, 1992 | MELISSA HEALY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The Navy ordered a temporary halt in use of the Sea Sparrow missile Saturday, two days after an accident involving the weapon killed five Turkish sailors and injured 13 others in NATO maneuvers. Military officials usually suspend operation of a weapons system after an accident believed to have been caused by a technical malfunction.
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October 4, 1992 | MELISSA HEALY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The Navy ordered a temporary halt in use of the Sea Sparrow missile Saturday, two days after an accident involving the weapon killed five Turkish sailors and injured 13 others in NATO maneuvers. Military officials usually suspend operation of a weapons system after an accident believed to have been caused by a technical malfunction.
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October 2, 1992 | From Associated Press
The aircraft carrier Saratoga accidentally struck a Turkish destroyer with two missiles during a NATO exercise Thursday in the eastern Mediterranean, the Pentagon said. There was no immediate word on casualties. Pentagon spokeswoman Maj. Katherine Ingram said the accident occurred about midnight local time (3 p.m. PDT). "It was an accidental launching," Ingram said. "Both ships were taking part in a NATO exercise called Display Determination."
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October 2, 1992 | MELISSA HEALY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A missile fired by the U.S. aircraft carrier Saratoga accidentally struck a Turkish destroyer in the Aegean Sea on Thursday night, killing five people and injuring 15, U.S. military officials reported. The accident occurred about 3:11 p.m. PDT, just after midnight in the Aegean, while the ships were participating in a NATO exercise dubbed Display Determination 92--a multi-national naval exercise carried out to demonstrate the ability of allied ships to work together.
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July 21, 1993 | PATRICK McCARTNEY
Scores of missile weapons specialists from the U.S. and its allies around the world gathered at a Ventura hotel on Tuesday, the second day of a high-tech refresher course on the Sea Sparrow surface missile system. Sponsored by the North Atlantic Treaty Organization, the annual technical seminar was hosted by the Sea Range Directorate, which tests missiles for the Naval Air Warfare Center, Weapons Division, at Point Mugu.
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October 3, 1992 | MELISSA HEALY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A day after a U.S. Navy missile killed five Turkish sailors and injured 13 others during an exercise in the Aegean Sea, Defense Department officials said that a preliminary investigation points to human error, rather than mechanical malfunction, as the most likely cause of the accident. The episode occurred about 3 p.m. PDT Thursday as the aircraft carrier Saratoga was circling the Turkish destroyer Muavenet in a mock-hostile encounter on the high seas.
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