Nonsense, plane attitude was over 10 km, it is far easier to notice number of engines (777 - two, vs Il-96 - four) than thin stripe.YNM wrote:There're speculations (or truth ?) that peoples in Ukraine thought the plane is a Russian presidential plane... the striping is similar from what I know - thin bule and red.
Putin's route was not over Ukraine, far beyond BUK range.
Civilian air-plane is also easy to identify - you can see its code displayed on the radar screen.
But if somebody is giving powerful toys to amateur incompetent boys, the results can be outrageous.