THE LOSS OF MALAYSIA MH17 - AN AVOIDABLE TRAGEDY?
PROFESSOR KEITH HAYWARD, HEAD OF RESEARCH,
ROYAL AERONAUTICAL SOCIETY
The vulnerability of commercial airliners to missile attack has been evident for many years. Most attention has focused on the dangers of man portable missiles (Manpads), especially in the hands of terrorist groups. Yet the most serious incidents involving missile attack have been from longer range systems controlled by recognised armed forces - or at least under their nominal direction.
Professor Hayward will consider the loss of MH17 alongside two other cases, the Iranian Airbus shot down by a US cruiser and the Korean Airlines B747 destroyed by a Soviet fighter. Prof Hayward will then consider the implications of MH17 for the routing of commercial aircraft over conflict zones and the responsibilities of national and international agencies in advising and directing any diversion of traffic.
Prof Hayward will end by speculating on possible future areas of danger, specifically China’s claim to sovereignty up to the so-called “Nine-Dash Line” in the South China Sea.
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