> Of course the ukrainian government was at best incompetent to have allowed commercial flights over a war zone where planes were being shot down. But so was Malaysian airlines for accepting that it was safe to fly an air corridor over a war zone when most airlines had the common sense to detour. The airline will probably not survive the error, hard to imagine many will want to risk their life with people as careless as them ever again. (Given it was only a few months ago they simply misplaced an entire plane with all its passengers and haven't been able to find any trace of it to this day.)
"While travelers may be surprised that a commercial airline was flying over Eastern Ukraine at a time of a military conflict, commercial airlines often fly over hostile territory—unbeknown to those onboard. In fact, experts say no-fly zones for commercial aircraft can change daily or even hourly."