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Two missiles were fired at a Russian passenger plane flying over Syrian territory with 200 people onboard, an informed source in Moscow told Interfax news agency. The source of the attack remains unknown
The targeted plane belongs to Nordwind Airlines – a Russian charter air carrier, says Russian federal Agency for Tourism, citing the Ministry of Transpo.
Russia's embassy in Damascus is looking into the report of the attack on the Russian passenger plane, RT has been told.
Some El Al planes have already been equipped with the protective system six years ago. Transportation Ministry spokesman Avner Ovadia said at the time that the system is similar to the one used in fighter planes, but has been adapted to be used in passenger planes.
"When missiles are fired at a plane, the system discharges flares that diver the missiles mid-flight," he said.
Originally posted by springtime
Not a MANPAD as airliners fly from 30000-40000 feet
If it was a SA-6 or SA-10 type SAM how did the airliner survive
“Syrian [officials] informed us that on Monday morning, unidentified forces launched two ground-to-air missiles which exploded in the air very close to a civilian aircraft belonging to a Russian airline,” the source told the Russian agency.
Originally posted by muse7
Don't see how a passenger airliner carrying 200 people could evade missiles shot at it.....unless it dropped some flares
Originally posted by Vasa Croe
I would say if true Russia will respond with a large attack of their own. You don't shoot civilian planes down. Of course this is based on it actually being a civilian plane from the report. I can't see Russia letting this slide.....could be the start of a full scale attack to put Syria in its place.
Originally posted by jhn7537
Hmmmm... Something doesn't smell right here... Russian airline dodges not 1 but 2 missiles?? Fighter jets have a tough time evading missiles, but a large passenger Jet??? A false flag so Russia can get involved with the Syria situation??? Maybe....
El Al is now installing an anti-missile system onto one of its Boeing jets. If it works, the system will be rolled out to six other aircraft, and eventually the entire fleet.
Originally posted by Senduko
Didn't Syria have a no fly zone? Also seems a very suspicious story. Almost as if someones poking a big sleepy bear.