What The Sky Above Ukraine Looks Like Right Now

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With virtually every airline now avoiding to fly above east Ukraine like the airborne version of the plague (observed recently in Denver) for obvious reasons, here is a snapshot of what the sky over east Ukraine looks like courtesy of FlightRadar 24.

It is, in brief, a ghost sky.

The highlighted plane belong to Ukraine Airlines. All the other, yellow, ones are doing their best to fly well inside Russian borders.

 

And zoomed out:

The real-time interactive map can be found here.

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Thu, 07/17/2014 - 15:00 | 4969361 BeetleBailey
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where's the orange cones - or the Bob's Barricades?

Thu, 07/17/2014 - 15:03 | 4969372 Manthong
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I decided to post this one more time..

The only planes over Ukraine will be Ukrainian and US State Department flights.

Thu, 07/17/2014 - 15:12 | 4969459 max2205
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i would say so

Thu, 07/17/2014 - 17:45 | 4970298 db51
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Fuck me....I'm looking at that map and it looks like a swarm of fucking bees.   How in hell do they keep from running into each other.  As soon as a hot Stewardess goes into the COCKpit,, or some coke high pilot runs a line, there will be another debris field.

Thu, 07/17/2014 - 19:04 | 4970718 kaiserhoff
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White Russia (Belarus) isn't looking too prosperous,

  and who shot down what over Libya?  Interesting snap shot of where business is still conducted, regardless of all the problems.

Thu, 07/17/2014 - 19:16 | 4970775 old naughty
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Most-direct-route no longer internationally"protected"?

Control shut down? 

All hell breaks?

Foolish Malaysians (all others as well)?

World not the same, after 2014.07.17 ?

Thu, 07/17/2014 - 19:59 | 4970999 Thanatos
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Listen.

Smell It? Stinks like another Malaysian 777?

Is it Another Malaysian 777?

What do I know? What they tell me?

Funny how the pics of this plane and the one that crashed at Shanksville?, PA are similar, yet there are HUGE pieces of this plane and only little teeny weeny pieces of that plane the bad men took over. And this plane was hit by a missile!

What do we know about this event?

Nothing other than a plane came down and one side (NATO) confirms it was a missile that hit it AFAIC.

Thu, 07/17/2014 - 15:26 | 4969538 Rinzler
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And at this moment, Air Force One is on its way to another fundraiser...

Thu, 07/17/2014 - 16:17 | 4969870 Spitzer
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So the rebels can't shoot over 10k feet. Who shot the plane down ?

Thu, 07/17/2014 - 17:57 | 4970373 franzpick
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Pretty evident to me, that Victoria Nuland's hand-selected putsch "government", headed by the American-puppet warlord Poroshenko, all recently 'funded' by u.s./EU sources, were responsible for assembling the team and equipment necessary to launch a BUK missle attack, requiring a command vehicle, a radar acquisition vehicle, 6 erector vehicles and 3 transporter vehicles.

This was a multi-person, planned and deliberate attack, not a one-man, shoulder-fired shot.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Buk_missile_system

Thu, 07/17/2014 - 18:25 | 4970497 Vespasian
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If you superimpose a map of GOLF COURSES... We could identify which 'fundraiser' you were referring to & vector in on the coordinates...

Thu, 07/17/2014 - 19:17 | 4970618 DOT
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Another account of events:

 

Those damn kids!

 

(edit  ;)

Thu, 07/17/2014 - 18:51 | 4970624 HelluvaEngineer
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Just saw this.  Not vetted.  Likely BS, just sharing.

Malaysian Airlines MH17 plane was travelling almost the same route as Russia’s President Vladimir Putin’s jet shortly before the crash that killed 295, Interfax news agency reports citing sources.“I can say that Putin’s plane and the Malaysian Boeing intersected at the same point and the same echelon. That was close to Warsaw on 330-m echelon at the height of 10,100 meters. The presidential jet was there at 16:21 Moscow time and the Malaysian aircraft – 15:44 Moscow time,” a source told the news agency on condition of anonymity.

Thu, 07/17/2014 - 18:51 | 4970625 DOT
Thu, 07/17/2014 - 20:49 | 4971257 New_Meat
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No. 9, twer like f/l 33

Thu, 07/17/2014 - 19:45 | 4970904 Kirk2NCC1701
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I'd make a nice campaign contribution if it flies over that region. 

As a good will gesture, you understand.

Thu, 07/17/2014 - 18:51 | 4970629 free_as_in_beer
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It would be more meaningful if we saw it compared to 1 year ago.  I doubt there was that much traffic to begin with, where would it be headed?

Do people really think they chart air travel like a car drives around a detour?

Thu, 07/17/2014 - 20:17 | 4971103 tvdog
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The plane was en route from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur.

Thu, 07/17/2014 - 19:55 | 4970947 Kirk2NCC1701
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Tyler, let's have the Passenger and Cargo Manifest for that flight ASAP, please.

It sure would be a shame to have some interesting factors overlooked in the political chatter and noise of the event.

p.s. My info suggests that CIA's shoulder-fired Surface-to-Air missile had a range of 7 miles (11 km) during the Russia-Afghan war.  Don't see why a modified one could not take down the plane, even at 38,000 feet, if fired at the right vertical angle.

Thu, 07/17/2014 - 15:03 | 4969364 Z_End
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Cui bono?

Thu, 07/17/2014 - 15:07 | 4969418 mastersnark
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"Cui gives a shit. It's got a bow on it."

Thu, 07/17/2014 - 16:19 | 4969879 PSEUDOLOGOI
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Russia

Thu, 07/17/2014 - 19:46 | 4970917 Kirk2NCC1701
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A guy named Petro.  Petro Dollar. 

And his sponsors and friends.

Thu, 07/17/2014 - 21:59 | 4971574 nmewn
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Well, its not exactly Syria (scroll down on the map) but its "progress" if one is worried about CO2...lol.

Thu, 07/17/2014 - 15:01 | 4969367 NOTaREALmerican
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The sky at night, is big and bright...

Thu, 07/17/2014 - 15:58 | 4969723 BeetleBailey
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ok....I'll bite...

DEEP IN THE HEART, OF YOU-CRANE!!!!!!!!

Thu, 07/17/2014 - 15:02 | 4969371 Rican
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All a ploy for Ukraine Airlines to avoid traffic.

Thu, 07/17/2014 - 15:13 | 4969461 NoPantsSpongeBob
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Avoid delays with Ukrainian Airlines. Book your flight today!

Thu, 07/17/2014 - 19:23 | 4970815 Squid-puppets a...
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and if you were still invested in malaysian airlines before last night, serves you right

Thu, 07/17/2014 - 15:02 | 4969374 mayhem_korner
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Shooting down planes - interesting means of border patrol.

Thu, 07/17/2014 - 15:06 | 4969403 duo
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I guess no one remembers Iran Air 655

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Iran_Air_Flight_655

Thu, 07/17/2014 - 22:31 | 4971069 mjcOH1
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"I guess no one remembers Iran Air 655"

Clearly you have found the answer.   There was an Aegis cruiser steaming north in the passing lane on the M07.   And BAM.....another plane shot down with Ukrainian separatists as the fall guys.

Thu, 07/17/2014 - 15:17 | 4969479 umdesch4
Thu, 07/17/2014 - 15:47 | 4969662 TeethVillage88s
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Buk Missile System doesn't seem to have the official range to his this new Malaysian airline either.

I think official statements are deliberately misleading in all these international incidents.

Looks we have private military contractors, and private space exploration companies, and private satellites in orbit.

Who is to say who owns Space weapons these days?

George Soros
Rupert Murdock
Dick Cheney
Ted Turner
David Rockefeller
China
USA
Israel
France
Russia

Thu, 07/17/2014 - 20:52 | 4971267 New_Meat
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Assface, u kan luk up SA-17 or SA-22 on duh wiki-thang 'n' see that u have ur hed up ur azz,

Oh, wait, wit ur hed up ur azz, u kand luk up notz

zorry 4 wast ur timz

-neD

Thu, 07/17/2014 - 15:50 | 4969682 TeethVillage88s
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Buk Missile System doesn't seem to have the official range to his this new Malaysian airline either.

I think official statements are deliberately misleading in all these international incidents.

Looks we have private military contractors, and private space exploration companies, and private satellites in orbit.

Who is to say who owns Space weapons these days?

George Soros
Rupert Murdock
Dick Cheney
Ted Turner
David Rockefeller
China
USA
Israel
France
Russia

Thu, 07/17/2014 - 15:40 | 4969620 TeethVillage88s
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No, I didn't remember that at all.

Nine months after the downing of Iran Air Flight 655, on March 10, 1989, Rogers' wife Sharon escaped with her life when a pipe bomb attached to her minivan exploded, while she was driving.[5] The van was recorded in the name of Will Rogers III,

It is like CIA stuff.

But Navy plays these kind of games all the time. I guess that was the end of the Reagan term when USA Claimed to control the whole Mid-East through our Navy.

Was just thinking an Alpha Male Commander with no Fighter Jets to observe the Airline up close might just trigger the missiles to protect his ship.

Thu, 07/17/2014 - 18:07 | 4970401 Manthong
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Nor TWA 800.

~ 90 days before the 1996 election.

Fri, 07/18/2014 - 08:40 | 4972691 Jorgen
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... nor KAL007

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/KAL007#mediaviewer/File:KAL007.svg

The Soviet Union initially denied knowledge of the incident,[2] but later admitted the shootdown, claiming that the aircraft was on a spy mission.[3] The Politburo said it was a deliberate provocation by the United States[4] to test the Soviet Union's military preparedness, or even to provoke a war.

[...]

The incident was one of the tensest moments of the Cold War and resulted in an escalation of anti-Soviet sentiment, particularly in the United States.

Thu, 07/17/2014 - 15:03 | 4969375 _ConanTheLibert...
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Tyler, the FlightRadar 24 link is interesting but wrong.

Thu, 07/17/2014 - 15:02 | 4969376 bpj
Thu, 07/17/2014 - 15:07 | 4969386 OMG
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Well now who shot that plane down?

Thu, 07/17/2014 - 16:13 | 4969835 Iriestx
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CIA

Thu, 07/17/2014 - 16:13 | 4969837 Iriestx
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CIA

Thu, 07/17/2014 - 17:26 | 4970209 Jorgen
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Well now who shot that plane down?

Hopefully, we'll find out soon. In the meantime a blast from the past:

http://www.theguardian.com/world/2001/oct/12/russia.israel

Thu, 07/17/2014 - 18:10 | 4970423 gcjohns1971
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I doubt anyone will found out anything concrete for a long time.

Instead people will hurl accusations and innuendos.

 

And long after the whole afrair is over, they'll decide that whoever lost was the one who did it.

 

So far all the evidence points to the East Ukrainians who pulled the trigger believing it to be another military transport.

What could they do differently?  Probably not much.  This is simply what the FOG  OF WAR is all about.

Thu, 07/17/2014 - 17:59 | 4970376 Jorgen
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Well now who shot that plane down?

Hopefully, we'll find out soon. In the meantime a blast from the past:

http://www.theguardian.com/world/2001/oct/12/russia.israel

Thu, 07/17/2014 - 15:03 | 4969388 SmallerGovNow2
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From RT interesting hypothesis...

Malaysian Airlines MH17 plane was travelling almost the same route as Russia’s President Vladimir Putin’s jet shortly before the crash that killed 295, Interfax news agency reports citing sources.

“I can say that Putin’s plane and the Malaysian Boeing intersected at the same point and the same echelon. That was close to Warsaw on 330-m echelon at the height of 10,100 meters. The presidential jet was there at 16:21 Moscow time and the Malaysian aircraft - 15:44 Moscow time,” a source told the news agency on condition of anonymity.

"The contours of the aircrafts are similar, linear dimensions are also very similar, as for the coloring, at a quite remote distance they are almost identical", the source added.

Thu, 07/17/2014 - 15:06 | 4969411 Cacete de Ouro
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So what's the tail number of Putin's plane?

RA96016 or RA64520 or something else?

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