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Position-only track anomoly

I recently noted a FA track for an N-number I track, that is marked as ‘position-only’, and completely impossible to have occurred. How might this have happened?

Please provide a link to the flight in question.

That flight was tracked solely via radar data provided by the FAA. Notably, that aircraft does seem to be ADS-B equipped but we didn’t hear any ADS-B for that particular flight. The most likely explanation is a data entry error on the FAA side (it was actually some other tail number, but they entered it wrong)

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Thanks for getting back to me. Read where we’ll be able to opt out for full reporting with the FAA, which will make things a little less ‘big brother-ish’.