- Apr 13, 2013
MIT engineer show satellite photo evidencing MH17 was downed by fighter jet
Russia's Channel One TV showed Ivan Andriyevsky, the first vice president of the Russian Union of Engineers, demonstrating a photo sent by a George Bealt, who had introduced himself as an air traffic controller engineer from MIT with a 20-year working record.
Russia's television Channel One said on Friday it had a photo presumably made by a foreign spy satellite in the last seconds of Malaysia's MH17 flight over Ukraine.
According to Bealt, the Malaysian Boeing was shot down by a fighter jet that followed it. First, the Boeing came under gun fire and then the cockpit was hit by an air-to-air missile, its right engine and the right wing were hit by a heat-seeking missile.
The e-mail from Mr. Bealt had an enclosed snapshot of a missile launch from under the fighter's left wing directed right at the Boeing cockpit.
"We see a space shot made from a low orbit. Such photo shots are typically made in air and ground surveillance purposes," Andriyevsky said. "Coordinates on the photo hint that it was made by an American or a British satellite. We have thoroughly analyzed this photo to find no signs of fake."
The Boeing 777-200 of the Malaysia Airlines en route from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur crashed on July 17 in Ukraine's eastern Donetsk Region, some 60 km (over 37 miles) from the Russian border, in the zone of combat operations between the Donetsk self-defense forces and the Ukrainian army. All the passengers and crewmembers onboard the aircraft - 298 people - died. Most of the passengers - 196 people - were Dutch citizens.
UN Secretary-General's Deputy spokesman Farhan Haq, on Friday told reporters that he did not know whether Russian side in the UN gave this picture to Ban ki Moon? He said "I need to check whether this picture is sent to the Secretary General? I shall figure it out from the delegation (Russian - media). As you know, he is now on a trip," - said Haq.
source:MIT engineer show satellite photo evidencing MH17 was downed by fighter jet - News - Society - Russian Radio
Whose fighter jet?
If this is true, is that too hard to figure out who were flying in that sector?