Saturday, July 19, 2014

300 Planes Scheduled to Fly Over Ukraine on Day of Mh 17 Tragedy

This is from the UK Daily Mail.

Virgin Atlantic plane was in same area as MH17: Packed Heathrow-bound airliner was flying through Ukrainian airspace at same time as Malaysia Airlines aircraft was shot out the sky

  • Virgin Atlantic flight VS301 from Delhi to London was just 140 miles away

  • One of three Virgin flights planning to fly over Ukraine in week leading up to attack

  • Singapore Airlines plane pictured just two minutes before MH17 attack

  • Six Heathrow flights were among 55 planes over Donetsk on same day

  • Nearly 300 passengers planes scheduled to fly over Ukraine yesterday

  • CAA warned pilots against certain areas, but declared others 'normal'

  • European and Asian airlines used route despite US carriers being banned

  • Airspace 'was not subject to restrictions' according to airline industry group

  • International Civil Aviation Authority had advised to seek other routes

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This could have been SQ, Virgin Atlantic, Aerofloat, Lufthansa....

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