Originally posted by Duchess64Agree with your analysis that everyone is not telling the truth. Who do you think shot it down? Perhaps American CIA assets?
Malayasian Airlines flight MH17 (with 280 passengers and 15 crew members
aboard) has crashed in eastern Ukraine. According to reports at this time,
it's suspected that it was shot down. Ukraine, Russia, and pro-Russian
separatists in Ukraine have all denied responsibility for shooting it down.
I suspect that, as usual, not everyone's telling the truth, the whole truth,
and nothing but the truth.
Originally posted by robbie carrobieIt's standard in aviation to use Imperial. When you can kill 300 people at a time by getting confused about measures it's better not to make the transition.
we have only been metric since 1970! It always pains me to hear of imperial weights and measures.
Originally posted by DeepThoughtReportedly, pro-Russian separatists have some Buk SAMs, which are capable
Malaysia Airlines isn't having a great time with its airliners at the moment. It's not clear that it was shot down. But unless there was an uncontained engine failure it seems the most likely explanation. The Ukrainians claimed that Russian separatists shot it down, but at 10,000 feet that requires a fairly sophisticated system. A couple of fighters have been shot down in recent days. Airlines may want to avoid that airspace.
Originally posted by Duchess64According to the US government, the plane was shot down by a surface to air missile. Evidently other planes have been shot down earlier, but this is the one getting the attention.
Reportedly, pro-Russian separatists have some Buk SAMs, which are capable
of destroying aircraft flying at an altitude of over 10,000 metres.