‘MH17 plane took the correct flight path,’ says Waterlooville air traffic expert

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A WATERLOOVILLE air traffic expert says the MH17 plane followed the correct flight path before it was shot down, killing 298 people.

Lee Armstrong, chief technical officer for air traffic app Plane Finder, has produced maps showing other planes taking a similar course before the Malaysia Airlines flight was brought down in Ukraine.

The disaster has claimed the lives of 10 Britons.

Mr Armstrong said: ‘It was a normal route for that Malaysian airline to take.’ He said the company’s system picked up the plane leaving Amsterdam but it ‘disappeared’. Mr Armstrong said he didn’t think anything at the time had happened given the firm’s plane detectors may have been out of range.