This post was edited by Chechen at 2013-5-2 02:30|
Pond Post time: 2013-5-1 15:31
We will never know who fired at the aircraft.
Yes we will. We have found out that it was JFenix the original poster who made up the story as far as we can tell.
Syrian Interior people say there was no such incident happened.
DAMASCUS, (SANA) – An official source at the Syrian Civil Aviation Authority (SCAA) responded to recent media claims that a Russian passenger plane was targeted while in Syrian airspace on Monday, saying that this plane entered Syrian airspace and left it without any incident.
The source said that the pilot of the plane, which took off from Sharm el-Sheikh in Egypt and was headed to Kazan, contacted the air traffic control tower in Damascus as per standard procedure and didn't mention any unusual incident, and only asked for permission for the plane to rise from 34,000 feet to 36,000 feet and was granted permission since this request isn't out of the ordinary.
The source pointed out that the standard procedure when a plane suffers an urgent situation is to notify air traffic control and civilian aviation authorities of the country in which the plane is located at the time, which didn't happen at all in the case of the aforementioned Russian plane, adding that Syrian radar systems didn't report anything to the contrary.
The source noted that four Russian commercial planes flew over Syria on that Monday without incident, in addition to dozens of other civilian planes, which shows that Syrian airspace is completely safe for commercial flights.