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Character error 

During the autopsy, after touching the dead body's inner organs, Dr. Loman makes a call with the office phone still wearing the same dirty gloves.
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When Wolfe is writing the formulas on the clear shield, the British lab person tells him to write 9.08. Wolfe writes 9.8.
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Factual errors 

Horatio states that the space suit should be covered in radiation if it was in space. This is a common misconception that any exposure to radiation will leave the object radioactive. Only neutron radiation will leave the object radioactive (called neutron activation), which is rare outside of nuclear reactors or weapons. In space, gamma radiation (like x-rays, but more powerful) is predominate. While dangerous, it doesn't leave the object radioactive.
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The gas escaped from the tube is said to be pure oxygen. Going through the atmosphere will have this gas combusted and the shuttle would have exploded, like the Columbia shuttle.
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Miami - Dade would NOT automatically have jurisdiction over a criminal investigation that occurred in space. That would likely fall to the United Nations or at least have to be decided at least the Federal level.
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Miscellaneous 

In the spanish translation, Dr. Loman says (when referring to the corpse x-ray at the beginning of the chapter) "spinal cord" , in spanish "médula espinal", instead of "bone marrow", that is in spanish "médula ósea".
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Plot holes 

The amount of air in the cabin would have been enough to sustain 4 people for several hours, enough to deorbit the plane.
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Spoilers

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Factual errors 

Assuming the facts as presented are accurate (and as another Goof indicated the need for one of the passengers to stop breathing is very much in dispute) the killing would not be a crime. It has been ruled that killing a person - even if they are not an active threat - is legal if it can be proven that by not killing them you would likely die yourself. A common example given of this is after a shipwreck there is only one life jacket that another person has and will not give it to you, you can kill them if you must to save your own life at the expense of another's. (They, of course, could also kill you if you try to take it.)
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