The pilot had activated an in-flight alarm known as the "hijack button."
The system has a manual override, but apparently neither the pilot nor any crew member activated it.
Runway 07/25 is equipped with low intensity, pilot activated runway lighting for night operations.
"The pilot will activate the device in fifteen seconds," Nobuo answered.
The pilot activated his own controls and fired two rockets.
The pilot activated the optical sighting system built into his helmet and trained it on the Apache.
Either the gunners or pilot could activate the weapon which could be jettisoned in case of an emergency to reduce weight.
The automatic pilot activated the retropulsion when the precalculated point was reached.