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  •  Calling all conspiracy theorists (1+ / 0-)
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    sethtriggs

    The FAA issued what is called an FDC NOTAM (Flight Data Center Notice to Airmen) for the area in APRIL.

    POTENTIALLY HAZARDOUS SITUATION - UKRAINE AIRSPACE, PARTICULARLY OVER CRIMEA, THE BLACK SEA, AND THE SEA OF AZOV.

    DUE TO THE POTENTIAL FOR CONFLICTING AIR TRAFFIC CONTROL (ATC) INSTRUCTIONS FROM UKRAINIAN AND RUSSIAN AUTHORITIES AND FOR THE RELATED POTENTIAL MISIDENTIFICATION OF CIVIL AIRCRAFT, UNITED STATES (U.S.) FLIGHT OPERATIONS ARE PROHIBITED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE IN THE AIRSPACE OVER CRIMEA, THE BLACK SEA, AND THE SEA OF AZOV...

    http://www.faa.gov/...
    •  Well, so much for THAT conspiracy (2+ / 0-)
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      leevank, CenPhx

      If the location of the crash reported in the media is correct, the plane went down far north of the area covered by the FDC NOTAM.

    •  One problem with that... (4+ / 0-)
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      leevank, CenPhx, Lawrence, majyqman

      Crimea, the Black Sea and Sea of Azov are all well south of the Donetsk area where this happened. Azov is closest and still over 60 miles away from the crash site. The closest area of Crimea is over 150 miles away.

      Outside of a dog, a book is man's best friend. Inside of a dog, it's too dark to read. - Groucho Marx

      by Joe Bob on Thu Jul 17, 2014 at 11:21:21 AM PDT

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