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Old 07-17-2014, 12:06 PM
 
Location: Kennedy Heights, Ohio. USA
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BBC News - Airlines divert flights away from eastern Ukraine .Should've been a no brainer from the start months ago but I guess saving on Jet fuel expenses is a higher priority than avoiding flying over active combat zones where planes are shot down daily.

 
Old 07-17-2014, 12:06 PM
 
Location: Great State of Texas
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The wide debris field certainly suggests it broke up in flight. As if it was struck by a weapon at altitude.
You see..the press has already put that in your mind.

Notice not one "possible terrorist on board" motive has been mentioned ?
 
Old 07-17-2014, 12:11 PM
 
Location: Texas
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You see..the press has already put that in your mind.

Notice not one "possible terrorist on board" motive has been mentioned ?

Break up in flight could certainly include a bomb planted on board or it could be some catastrophic electrical/mechanical failure. There are lots of possibilities, but an in-flight break-up over a war zone always brings out the most obvious suspicions.
 
Old 07-17-2014, 12:12 PM
 
Location: The D-M-V area
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BBC News - Airlines divert flights away from eastern Ukraine .Should've been a no brainer from the start months ago but I guess saving on Jet fuel expenses is a higher priority than avoiding flying over active combat zones where planes are shot down daily.
No doubt about that.

Malaysia's flight path shouldn't have taken it over Ukraine.
 
Old 07-17-2014, 12:12 PM
 
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I see Obama had a bro hug for the guy who introduced him and a big stupid smile. What planet is this guy from?
 
Old 07-17-2014, 12:13 PM
 
Location: Texas
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I see Obama had a bro hug for the guy who introduced him and a big stupid smile. What planet is this guy from?

What planet is your post from?
 
Old 07-17-2014, 12:13 PM
 
Location: Aurora, Colorado
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Just...wow
 
Old 07-17-2014, 12:14 PM
 
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Actually, aren't route "corridors" pre-designated?

Might not just be the pilots, but also someone up the line who is not raising the red flag.

Would like to hear from a pilot or traffic controller on this.
 
Old 07-17-2014, 12:14 PM
 
Location: Great State of Texas
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Break up in flight could certainly include a bomb planted on board or it could be some catastrophic electrical/mechanical failure. There are lots of possibilities, but an in-flight break-up over a war zone always brings out the most obvious suspicions.
Especially when the Ukraine said they closed off that airspace to commercial flights on July 8.


http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/arti...an-border.html
On July 8, the State Aviation Administration of Ukraine closed its airspace to civilian aircraft after rebels shot a military transport aircraft that was flying over 20,000 feet.
The restriction, warned commercial aircraft from transiting.

British aircraft were warned to avoid the area altogether. A Notice to Airmen, seen by Mail Online warned: ‘Due to the potential for conflicting air traffic control (ATC) instructions from Ukrainian and Russian authorities and for the related potential for misidentification of civil aircraft, UK aircraft operators are strongly advised to avoid, until further notice, the airspace over Crimea, the Black Sea and the Sea of Azov.’

The EASA supplied airlines with a list of alternative routes avoiding the conflict zone.
The US Federal Aviation Authority had also banned its aircraft from the Crimea region.
 
Old 07-17-2014, 12:15 PM
 
Location: Northern Illinois
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This is disgusting.
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