Check 6 Podcast: Malaysia Flight MH17 Shootdown

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Our editors discuss why MH17 was flying over a war zone when it was shot down.

The shootdown of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17 over eastern Ukraine stunned the world. But in this incident, answers are emerging much more quickly than they did in the still unsolved disappearance of Malaysia Flight MH370 earlier this year. In this week's Check 6 podcast, Aviation Week's Editor-in-Chief Joe Anselmo delves into the incident with Amy Butler, senior Pentagon editor, who quickly confirmed with U.S. sources that flight MH17 was downed by a surface-to-air missile. Jens Flottau, managing editor for commerical transport, joined to answer the question of why the airplane was flying over a war zone in the first place. 

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