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Old 01-13-2020, 07:25 PM   #61
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Old 01-15-2020, 05:41 PM   #62
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Extremely sad news, and I am personally appalled.
I have learnt a new English word which describes very well the way I feel about this accident, too.

On the technical side, I’ve heard at the newscast that two missiles were shot and that the first one missed the target. I find this quite weird because the target was big, little maneuvrable, subsonic and it wasn’t even trying to evade the missile.
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Old 01-15-2020, 09:00 PM   #63
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My wife's friend lost her only child and husband on this flight. Its tragic that this continues to happen.
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Old 01-15-2020, 11:31 PM   #64
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Hmmm... They said they thought it was a cruise missile.

https://www.nytimes.com/2020/01/11/w...ane-crash.html

It strikes me as odd that a 70m long plane with a 60m wingspan was mistaken for a 5m long cruise missile and why would a cruise missile need two SAM hits to bring it down?

So many questions, don't the SAM operators communicate with air traffic control or at least have knowledge of scheduled flights? Do they not have radars that can distinguish between objects of entirely different sizes and shapes?
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Old 01-16-2020, 09:21 AM   #65
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why would a cruise missile need two SAM hits to bring it down?
You fire two in case the first one misses the target. At short ranges you don't necessarily have the time to re-engage if your first missile doesn't hit.
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Old 01-16-2020, 10:28 AM   #66
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https://en.radiofarda.com/a/iran-mil.../30378185.html

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Iran Military Suggests US Disruption Of Radar Caused Downing Of Airliner Despite New Video


First they said it was comms jamming.
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Old 01-17-2020, 09:42 AM   #67
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