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originally posted by: Now_Then
a reply to: Zaphod58
I've read in one of these threads that the airspace was restricted from the ground up to flight level 320 (3,200 ft) and MH17 was operating at flight level 330 just 1,000 ft above the closed airspace.
- Was the airspace below actually off limits?
- Is it wise/normal to be that close to the line in the sand?
- How in heck did they mistake a 777 for an AN26??? AN26 cruise speed 273mph and 777 cruise speed 560mph, AN26 operating ceiling 24,600!!!!!! 777 (apparently) operating at 33,000
originally posted by: Zaphod58
a reply to: Now_Then
As long as they were above that altitude then they should have been ok.
It's very difficult to tell airspeed and altitude by primary return, especially with minimal training.
originally posted by: Adaluncatif
They got real sloppy with this one when they posted the intercept before the plane was shot down.