Surface-to-air missile blew up near Boeing-757 of the Israeli airline El Al. Flight 615 was flying from Tel Aviv to Moscow. The incident happened above the Ukrainian city of Dnepropetrovsk. The pilot of the plane said that he had noticed the missile, which took off from the southern suburban area of Dnepropetrovsk in the direction of his plane, and then there was a bright flash of light to the right of the plane. The jetliner successfully landed in Moscow; Israel insists the incident should be investigated. Ukrainian site ForUm informed that there were no military exercises performed in the area, from which the missile was launched. Ukraine has not made any comments yet. However, it should be found out first, if the information from the pilot of the Israeli plane was true. PRAVDA.Ru will follow the development of events.
Another incident happened with the same Israeli airline yesterday, when an unknown terrorist opened the fire near the booking-office of El Al airline in LAX airport of Los Angeles. The security of the airline managed to shoot the terrorist, but the criminal killed one passenger, another one died of lethal wounds an hour ago.
Translated by Dmitry Sudakov
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