Full extract of NATO pilot recording

Belgrade, April 18 - Serbian TV on Sunday broadcast extracts of a taped conversation purporting to show a NATP pilot being ordered to attack a civilian convoy in Kosovo last week despite seeing only cars and tractors

Here is the full extract of the conversation, between AWACS plane ("Mother") and the pilot of HATO F-16 fighter ("Charlie Bravo"), published by the Belgrade daily Vercenje Novosti on Monday

Pilot: "Good day, I am in posttion 80. No movement undernearth. Please information on red Migs (Yugoslav fighter aircraft)."

"Hello Charly Bravo. Mother here. Patrol towards northwest direction Prizren-Djakovica. There are no red Migs in the air."

"Okay, I am going to 3,000 ft."

"Mother to Charlie Bravo. You get reinforcements in the minutes. There will be something interesting south of Djiakovica."

"Charlie Bravo to Mother. I am coming out of the clouds, still nothing in sight!"

"Mother to Charlie Bravo. Continue to the north, course 280."

"Charlie Bravo to Mother. I am keeping 3,000 feet. Under me columns of cars, some kind of tractors. What is it? Requesting instructions.

"Mother to Charlie Bravo. Do you see tanks? Repeat, where are the tanks?"

"Charlie Bravo to Mother. I see tractors. I suppose the Reds did not camouflage tanks as tractors."

"Mother to Charlie Bravo. What kind of strange convoy is this? What, civilians? Damn, this is all the serbs' doing. Destroy the target."

"Charlie Bravo to Mother. What should I destroy? Tractors? Ordinary cars? Repeat, I do not see any tanks. Request additional instructions."

"Mother to Charlie Bravo. This is a military target, a completely legitimate military target. Destroy the target, Repeat, destroy the target."

"Charlie Bravo to Mother. OK Copy. Launching."

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