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Offline RayP

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Re: Ukraine International 737-800 Crash in Iran
« Reply #15 on: January 10, 2020, 05:21:22 PM »
Surely the two Black boxes are the property of the airline, not the country where the aircraft crashed. If the airline formerly requested for them to be handed back how could the Iranians refuse? To do so suggests guilt.
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Re: Ukraine International 737-800 Crash in Iran
« Reply #16 on: January 10, 2020, 06:17:27 PM »
At this point, I must admit, it could be a shot down by missile.  So sad! But it gives hope, that obviously none is aiming for any escalation in this conflict at that moment.
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Re: Ukraine International 737-800 Crash in Iran
« Reply #17 on: January 11, 2020, 07:04:14 AM »
Iran just confirmed they shot down the plane  :groan:

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Re: Ukraine International 737-800 Crash in Iran
« Reply #18 on: January 11, 2020, 08:06:16 AM »
Iran just confirmed they shot down the plane  :groan:

The only question, did they really think this was an enemy aircraft or was there really an enemy aircraft and the missile just hit the wrong target.

Whatever it is - sad that so many people lost their lives

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Re: Ukraine International 737-800 Crash in Iran
« Reply #19 on: January 11, 2020, 08:29:44 AM »
My thoughts too, Chris.

Or you could ask if a military aircraft is likely to fly so slow and low or why a mistake occurred.
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Re: Ukraine International 737-800 Crash in Iran
« Reply #20 on: January 16, 2020, 02:14:33 PM »
Or the fact that it was right by a fairly well established civilian airport. Having SAMs and civilian traffic side-by-side, what could possibly go wrong?

There's a sad irony that Ukraine shot down a Russian airliner in 2001 during a live-fire exercise in Crimea.

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