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Planes Avoid Ukraine After Malaysia Airlines Incident

Maybe a tad more dangerous than anticipated

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International passenger flights are avoiding Eastern Ukrainian airspace, following the crash of a Malaysian Airlines plane in Donetsk.

Airlines are also redirecting their flightpaths to avoid the area where flight MH17 crashed, according to Flightradar24.

A number of airlines around the world have announced they are going to reroute flights to avoid Ukrainian airspace. The list of companies includes Russian Aeroflot and Transaero, German Lufthansa and Turkish airlines.

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4 responses to “Planes Avoid Ukraine After Malaysia Airlines Incident

  1. Why wasn’t this done BEFORE this happened? It’s an active warzone where planes have been shot down. Yes, before today, only military planes were shot down… but mistakes (or malice) are common in war.

    1. So Malaysia should reroute airplanes over Syria, Israel, Iraq, Iran, Afghanistan, Pakistan? instead?

      If you study the major fiber optic cables on the Internet, about the only safe path from Asia to Europe passes through the United States. Convenient for the NSA, but also reflects the reality that much of the world lives in constant instability

  2. Whoa. Let’s not go off half cocked on this rerouting. You can still save tens of thousands of dollars and really, how many planes have been shot down?

  3. Putin should be assassinated.

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