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Malaysia Airlines flight was 1,000 feet above restricted Ukraine airspace
Malaysia Airlines flight was 1,000 feet above restricted Ukraine airspace

Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 was cruising just 1,000 feet above restricted airspace when it was struck by a missile in Ukraine's Donetsk region, according to aviation and intelligence officials. Despite ongoing violence in eastern Ukraine, including the recent downing of two military aircraft, Ukrainian aviation officials had closed the region's airspace only below 32,000 feet in altitude. The Boeing 777, en route from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur, the Malaysian capital, with 298 people aboard, was at 33,000 feet when it vanished from radar screens, according to European aviation authorities. “No dispatcher would have sent an aircraft into this region if they thought there...

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