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Bravery or foolishness? Air India flight flies through Ukrainian air space

By The Assam Tribune
Bravery or foolishness? Air India flight flies through Ukrainian air space

Guwahati, Feb 26: Term it as bravery or sheer foolishness, a commercial Air India flight was spotted in war-ravaged air space of Ukraine. The air space over Ukraine and its border with Russia is empty and heavy air traffic has been avoided in the region since Thursday, however, the spotting of the Air India flight has left everyone astounded.

As per a flight tracking app FlightRadar24, the Ukrainian air space which has been emptied following the Russian invasion, an Air India flight AI121, a Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner en route from Delhi, India to Frankfurt, Germany was spotted.

According to reports, the Air India flight AI121 simply barreled through the closed airspace, over the marauding "Ghost of Kyiv", the Battle of Antonov Airport where the An-225 was reportedly changing hands every four hours depending on which reports you believed, and all the other chaos erupting below.

Considering the risks of civil flights operating in the conflict zone all civilian aircraft have been restricted over Ukraine and parts of Russia. Hundreds of flights were diverted around Ukraine after the country closed its airspace.

The decision of flying over the conflict zone where jets and fighter planes were pounding missiles could have turned out to be fatal. Given the risk of both intentional targeting and misidentification of civilian aircraft, at all altitudes and flight levels, fortunately, all the passengers landed safely in Frankfurt.

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