About MH17

Written on 18 July 2014, 01:41pm

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About airlines:
– it will be very difficult for Malaysian Airlines to recover after 2 major aircraft losses 4 months apart
– all the airlines claim that the safety comes first, but it took 298 lives to avoid the airspace over the conflict area
– about the Air Traffic Control (both Eurocontrol and Ukrainian ATC): they have their part of the fault in the sense that they could have requested the traffic to be diverted out of the conflict area. The only thing that they did was to ask the aircraft to climb 1000 meters feet above the normal cruising altitude; still insufficient to avoid the missile.

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