Discussion in 'The Next Generation' started by CoveTom, Jun 13, 2010.
Brand: That was not my question, Cadet.
Hajar: "...We had discussed changing our approach after I filed the flight plan. Final decision was made in route to Saturn. I didn't consider it significant enough to mention here. I apologize for the confusion, sir. I should have been more precise."
Satelk: Did you see Mister Albert's ship break formation before it collided with your ship?
HAJAR: No, sir. My first indication of trouble was when my proximity alarm went off.
Satelk: You may be seated. Did any of you see the collision take place?
LOCARNO: No, sir.
Satlek: Cadet Sito, you were in the tail position, therefore you should have seen any sign of trouble from Cadet Albert. Yet you saw nothing?
Sito: That is correct, sir.
Satelk: Did your attention falter?
Sito: No, sir. I was flying solely on sensor readings at the time. I did not have any visual contact with Cadet Albert's ship when he broke formation.
Satelk: Sensor readings?
(a murmur goes around the room)
CRUSHER: What's wrong?
PICARD: Well, it's unusual to fly on sensors alone in this type of maneuver. The pilot relies on visual cues from the other ships to maintain formation.
Brand: If you were flying on sensors alone, perhaps you could tell us the orientations of his ship before the collision.
SITO: I don't know, sir.
Brand: You were flying a ship, traveling eighty thousand kph, with Cadet Albert's ship less than ten meters away and you don't know what his orientation was?
SITO: I don't remember, sir.
Lacarno: Sir, may I?
BRAND: Go ahead.
Locarno: Admiral, Josh was a good pilot, but lately he'd been having difficulties. He'd get nervous during close fly-bys and pull away in the final seconds. His formation flying was a little erratic.
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