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Missiles Fired At Russian Civil A/C Over Syria

Mon Apr 29, 2013 7:50 pm

found this news from an over an hour ago, but no thread seen yethttp://news.sky.com/story/1084647/missiles-fired-at-passenger-jet-over-syria


Why would airlines route over a war zone ?

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RE: Missiles Fired At Russian Civil A/C Over Syria

Mon Apr 29, 2013 8:04 pm

The aircraft involved may have been VP-BJH (an A320) operating NWS1980.



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RE: Missiles Fired At Russian Civil A/C Over Syria

Mon Apr 29, 2013 8:10 pm

Quoting KarelXWB (Reply 1):
The aircraft involved may have been A320 VP-BJH operating NWS1980.

If so, then the aircraft only joined the fleet four days ago:


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RE: Missiles Fired At Russian Civil A/C Over Syria

Mon Apr 29, 2013 9:26 pm

Quoting PlymSpotter (Reply 2):
Quoting KarelXWB (Reply 1):The aircraft involved may have been A320 VP-BJH operating NWS1980.
If so, then the aircraft only joined the fleet four days ago
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RE: Missiles Fired At Russian Civil A/C Over Syria

Tue Apr 30, 2013 10:36 am

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The source said the pilots managed to manoeuvre but it was only because they did so that lives were saved.

Since I doubt that bus has any missile detection capability, either this is nonsense or the missiles were in front of the plane, and even then I don't really see what manoeuvre could the pilot have managed. If this really happened then I would guess the missiles just ran out of steam and luck and incompetence from the ones who fired is to thank.

Quoting spacemanuk (Thread starter):
Why would airlines route over a war zone ?

Does Russia call it a war ?
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RE: Missiles Fired At Russian Civil A/C Over Syria

Tue Apr 30, 2013 3:30 pm

Reports that missiles were also fired on an MEA A330-200 on the way to the Gulf just before Christmas as well.
Royal Jordanian are routing their aircraft around Syrian airspace, the 50 minute flight Amman to Beirut now taking nearly two hours. MEA are still overflying Syrian airspace but there is pressure for them to avoid it as obviously, a civilian airliner taking a hit from a missile would be devastating.
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RE: Missiles Fired At Russian Civil A/C Over Syria

Tue Apr 30, 2013 4:47 pm

it's amazing watching airliners with a long routing to avoid Syria and no flyingover agreement with Israel, airlines like FDB, UAE from Beirut on Fr24
 
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RE: Missiles Fired At Russian Civil A/C Over Syria

Wed May 01, 2013 9:59 pm

Quoting raffik (Reply 5):

Royal Jordanian are routing their aircraft around Syrian airspace, the 50 minute flight Amman to Beirut now taking nearly two hours.

Why would it take 2 hours? Do they route around Israel too?

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RE: Missiles Fired At Russian Civil A/C Over Syria

Wed May 01, 2013 11:00 pm

Quoting YTZ (Reply 7):
Why would it take 2 hours? Do they route around Israel too?

Yes because the airspace between Israel and Lebanon is closed.

So its South down to Aqaba crossing the coast at 33,000 ft towards Taba and across Sinai toward Arish out into the Med around 35-40 miles before a turn north beyond Israeli airspace on at direct track to Beirut.

The airspace joining Eilat/Aqaba/Taba and Haql is quite complex

Israeli flights to/from South Africa and India flying at levels upto 29000 ft over Eilat following Egyptian coast line and south of Saudi Airspace towards Eritrea/Djibouti where they rise to cruise heights - Thats a long way at restricted flight levels.

Flights from Jordan and Syria cross Aqaba at 31000 to 33000 ft towards Taba or Haql

Flights from/to Haql (Saudi) and Taba are at 35000 -40000 ft.

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