Skip to comments.U.S. official: Missile shot down Malaysia Airlines plane
Posted on 07/18/2014 1:22:47 AM PDT by GonzoII
(CNN) -- A Malaysia Airlines passenger jet crashed in a rebel-controlled part of eastern Ukraine on Thursday, spurring swift accusations from Ukrainian officials that "terrorists" shot down the aircraft.
The United States has concluded a missile shot down the plane, but hasn't pinpointed who was responsible, a senior U.S. official told CNN's Barbara Starr.
The Boeing 777 with 298 people aboard fell from the sky near the town of Torez in the Donetsk region of eastern Ukraine, officials said. A top Ukrainian official said the plane, which was on the way from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur, was flying at about 10,000 meters (nearly 33,000 feet) when the missile hit.
A radar system saw a surface-to-air missile system turn on and track an aircraft right before the plane went down, the senior U.S. official said. A second system saw a heat signature at the time the airliner was hit, the official said. The United States is analyzing the trajectory of the missile to try to learn where the attack came from, the official said.
The Obama administration believes Ukraine did not have the capability in the region -- let alone the motivation -- to shoot down the plane, a U.S. official told CNN's Jake Tapper.
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he = “The” official record.
Wow, has anyone in authority anywhere suggested it was anything other than a missile ?
I thought everyone already agreed it was a missile and no one was suggesting otherwise except the "it's Aliens" kind of folks on the Web.
Couldn’t be aircraft malfunction, icing, bomb onboard, hijacking, weather or something else?
Who? No names?
Probably spent 40 seconds detailing all he knows, then went to Manhattan to party with the 1%.
If Russia wanted to make a point, they should claim it was a center fuel tank explosion and that all the witnesses that saw a missle streak up and hit the plane were only seeing a trail of fuel igniting. When they find explosive residue on board, just clai it was from troops that had been ferried on the airliner years prior.
Can’t get anything past those perceptive Senior US Officials!
And to think we only have 3,085,103 of them on the payroll!
In breaking news: (a day late and a dollar short)
“The United States has concluded a missile shot down the plane”
How can it be official until Putin extracts the final words from those black boxes. Last word was that they were being tortured unmercifully poked prodded stabbed to confess that the pilot had deliberately rammed one of their missiles that had been just taking an innocent cruise through the skies.
“he who speaks into a black box determines nothing, he who listens to the black box determines everything.”
Barbara Starr? Seriously?
Waiting for the official spin that makes the President look the best
It will turn out to be a spark in an empty fuel tank.... Duh.