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Parliament: SIA plane about 90km from MH17 when it was shot down, Lui says

Published on Aug 4, 2014 3:29 PM
 
A Singapore Airlines (SIA) plane was about 90km or some 10 minutes away, when a Malaysia Airlines jet was shot down over eastern Ukraine last month. -- PHOTO: ST FILE

A Singapore Airlines (SIA) plane was about 90km or some 10 minutes away, when a Malaysia Airlines jet was shot down over eastern Ukraine last month.

Earlier reports had put SQ351 from Copenhagen, Denmark at about 25km away from MH17

Transport Minister Lui Tuck Yew in Parliament on Monday confirmed that the plane was actually about 90km away and added that there were no flight restrictions above 32,000ft over the particular airspace at the time.

MH17 was flying from Amsterdam, Netherlands to Kuala Lumpur when it was blown out of the skies while flying over eastern Ukraine where pro-Russian rebels are fighting government forces.

 
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