Malaysian Boeing: an open question
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Malaysian Boeing: an open question

Malaysian Boeing: an open question


Exactly one year has passed since the collapse of the airliner Boeing 777 in Ukraine, however, despite the fact that there are dozens of different documents about this terrible tragedy, it was not possible to establish exactly how the plane was destroyed which was carrying 298 people. This question remains open, and highly relevant, especially since the results of investigations contradict each other, which prevents an objective assessment of what happened.



Today, it is absolutely certain that the cause of the crash of passenger flight MH17 was not at all a terrorist act, and not a technical malfunction - initially these versions were considered possible. Nevertheless, this circumstance does not give an answer to the question of how exactly the passenger plane, which was at an altitude of more than 10 thousand meters, was destroyed. Initially, there was a version that the aircraft was shot down by a surface-to-air missile, however, literally a few weeks after this sensational statement, there were also versions about the shooting of a civilian aircraft from an aircraft cannon and its destruction by air-to-air missiles , and if the version about the use of an aircraft cannon was later refuted, then at the moment experts cannot say with 100% certainty what exactly caused the crash of the plane downed over Ukraine.



It would seem that when hundreds of first-class specialists are working on the investigation of the disaster, why is it impossible to establish which rocket destroyed the Malaysia Airlines passenger airliner? In turn, the information portal notes that the difference between the dimensions of the air-to-air and surface-to-air missiles is colossal - the length of the missile from the Buk air defense system is 5.5 meters, while the missiles used by fighters do not exceed in its length is 3 meters, and, therefore, the number of striking parts of the air-to-air missile, taking into account the smaller caliber, should be 2-4 times less. In addition, according to the officially established data, the missile struck a passenger plane from the side, while the technical characteristics of the Buk air defense missile system included the execution of the “slide” maneuver, which also does not agree with the results of the official investigation.



However, it is not worth getting into the technical issues of what happened, as this is a job for specialists and experts in these areas. It is worth paying attention to the fact that just a few weeks ago, the Malaysian government initiated the creation of a tribunal regarding the destruction of a passenger liner. In turn, the blame for the tragedy that occurred, to no less extent, lies with the air carrier, which, realizing that military operations are being waged on the territory of Ukraine, refused to change the flight route of its aircraft, which ultimately led to the disaster. The position of Malaysia was also supported by Ukraine, which, for sure, during the tribunal, if it does take place, will also have to explain why the authorities did not provide reliable security for the aircraft flying through the country, although it was thoroughly known that the militias have air defense systems that pose a threat to any aircraft.

Finally, the question remains open as to why the EU countries and the US are trying to blame Russia for everything? Even if we admit the fact that the passenger airliner was destroyed from the BUK anti-aircraft missile system, then there is no evidence of Russia's guilt in this, especially since the very fact that Ukraine had previously recognized that the air defense system could belong to the air defense of Ukraine is important ... If we take into account that Russian specialists could operate the Buk air defense missile system, then again an important circumstance arises - a professionally trained personnel could distinguish a civilian aircraft from a military one, and, therefore, the tragedy in this case would not have happened.

Whatever it was conducted the investigation still remains a lot of unresolved technical issues that cast doubt on the report into the collapse of the Malaysian Boeing 777 in Ukraine.


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