Agreed on the first half: FL300 is 10 km distance from a world that I wouldn't want to be less than a thousand miles away from. So somewhere Civil Aviation Rules were stupid. But they are there to...
We will probably never know what happened. With both US and Russian 'facts' being of great importance to their own case, we just can't trust any of them.
Anyway, it is highly unlikely that...
With Singapore flight travelling to the west, the 'BUK-guys' could not mistake it with a Ukrainian SU25 or mil transport planning to fly into the warzone.
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