According to international media, the ill-fated flight, MH17 was travelling on the same route as Russian President Vladimir Putin before it crashed.
Reports have come in that Malaysian Airlines flight MH17 was accidentally shot down when it was thought to be Russian President Vladimir Putin’s plane. However, the information couldn’t be verified.
According to news organisation Interfax, who quoted sources that were unnamed, Russia Today said that the Malaysian Airlines flight MH17 was flying the same course as Putin’s jet, right before it met its fate.
After checking Interfax’s website, it showed that no such report were made, which could mean that it has been pulled out.
“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 metres.”
“The presidential jet was there at 16:21 Moscow time and the Malaysian aircraft 15:44 Moscow time,” said a source to the news agency under the condition of complete anonymity. a source apparently told the news agency on condition of anonymity.
“The contours of the aircraft are similar, linear dimensions are also very similar, as for the colouring. At a quite remote distance they are almost identical,” added the source.