Cruise missiles Iraq incomparable to MH17

Cruise missiles Iraq incomparable to MH17

World November 2, 2015 23:32

- The commotion over the missile flight path toward Middle and Far East is understandable, but not comparable to the situation around the MH17 over eastern Ukraine . Aviation expert Benno Baksteen steps without restraint in any device that is flying around above the Russian cruise missiles. "The situation is totally different from last year with the MH17 ," says the former president of the Dutch Airline Pilots Association.

The European Agency for Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) points airlines including KLM, on "military activities beyond the Caspian Sea, Iran and Iraq". Kinsuji Russian cruise missiles being fired on targets in Syria. This occurs near busy flight routes between Europe and include the Middle and Far East. The passenger aircraft generally fly at 10 km altitude, while the cruise missiles there by more than 3 kilometers below by flies.

What makes this situation despite the rockets than safe?

Brick:.. "They are cruise missiles, intended for ground targets in Syria who never go to the cruising altitude of Civil Aviation Totally different from the anti-aircraft missile fired was on the MH17 and was designed to take aircraft high in the air That situation is incomparable. . "

So why a warning put out by EASA?

Brick: "It's not a warning, not even a recommendation It's just sharing information EASA hedges a little Suppose something happens, then that organization can not be blamed...."

But now there is a lot of unrest. The German newspaper Die Welt headlined Monday even "Airfares afraid of Putin 'rockets.

Brick: "I understand the commotion, especially in view of the upcoming publication of the report MH17 reason lay wise good out what's going on.".

Nevertheless, when a device over Iran must make an emergency landing, there is the risk of a collision with a cruise missile?

Brick: "That chance is really negligible, it would be extremely coincidental if that would happen.."

The information EASA has thus caused a stir wrongly?

Brick: "No. In any case, such information should be shared publicly Aviation should then make its safety assessments transparent After the disaster with the MH17 has already improved, but it can be even better if you have these considerations explain well understand people!... the best".

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