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How high can a missile reach?
Washington Post, by Bonnie Berkowitz, Julie Tate

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Posted By:Flyright, 7/19/2014 11:52:52 AM

Aviation history is littered with civilian planes that were shot from the sky, intentionally or not, by military weapons. Malaysia Flight 17 was cruising at 33,000 feet, more than half a mile higher than Mt. Everest, when a missile hit it July 17. And the missile´s range is believed to be more than twice that high.Here are some other notorious tragedies that resulted when passenger planes were caught in military crosshairs. Read related article.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: earlybird, 7/19/2014 12:22:51 PM     (No. 9931682)

I try not to read the WaPo, but read elsewhere in the last few days that the sophisticated stationary missile launcher can launch a missile that will go 70,000 feet in the air. About twice as high as this aircraft was said to be flying.

That is the type of launcher that was verified as seen by an AP reporter. Brought into Ukraine from Russia last week just before this aircraft was hit.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: dvc, 7/19/2014 1:00:15 PM     (No. 9931715)

What a pointless "article". Yes, the separatists were known to have a BUK surface to air missile system, recently moved in from Russia. It is very clear that missiles from this system can easily reach an airliner at 33,000 ft.
What is the WaPo trying to do with this little nothing of an "article"?



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Reply 3 - Posted by: tsquare, 7/19/2014 1:10:38 PM     (No. 9931727)

A missile can play high enough to damage a federation


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Reply 4 - Posted by: SoCalGal, 7/19/2014 1:50:04 PM     (No. 9931767)

Sounds as though little Bonnie and Julie didn´t have any fashion or gossip to write about so decided to give "how high is Up?" a go.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: Emerson, 7/19/2014 1:50:55 PM     (No. 9931769)

From the Psaki-Harf School of Journalism.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: dman, 7/19/2014 2:00:45 PM     (No. 9931778)

Adding to #4: .. and start a war.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: web, 7/19/2014 2:33:25 PM     (No. 9931812)

They forgot to mention Flight 800, shot down over Long Island in 1996. Perhaps mistakenly by the Navy... or terrorists? The NTSB refused to let any of the 736 official eyewitnesses-several of them experienced military observers-testify at either hearing, and it disallowed all discussion of explosive residue (found all over the plane).

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