MH17 Was Barely Above Restricted Airspace When It Was Shot DownTyler Rogoway, Foxtrot Alpha7/18/14 3:55pmFiled to: undefined03EditPromoteShare to KinjaToggle Conversation toolsGo to permalink From Foxtrot Alpha: Many people are asking: What was an airliner doing flying over a war zone? This is a valid question, especially considering that many aircraft have been shot down over Ukraine. It's also was widely known throughout the region that pro-Russian forces had recently seized advanced SAMs. So was MH17 where it should not have been? Not exactly.