Airlines cancel Israel flights over Gaza rocket threat
WASHINGTON–Major US, European and Canadian airlines canceled flights to and from Israel on Tuesday after a rocket fired from Gaza struck near its main international airport in Tel Aviv.
The cancellations highlighted heightened worldwide fears of a rocket hitting a passenger jet in the wake of last week’s downing of a Malaysia Airlines Boeing 777 over rebel-held eastern Ukraine with nearly 300 on board.
That incident underscored the vulnerability of commercial aircraft to surface-to-air missiles, even at cruising altitudes in excess of 30,000 feet.
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Source: The Philippine Daily Inquirer