Emirates airlines President Clark predicted other carriers would also decide to stop flying over Iraq, as the industry reviews the risk of overflying combat zones. (AP Photo/Kamran Jebreili)
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Emirates will stop flying over Iraq due to concerns over jihadist missile attacks following the MH17 air disaster in Ukraine, airline President Tim Clark told The Times Monday.Clark predicted other carriers would also decide to stop flying over Iraq, as the global airline industry reviews the risk of overflying combat zones.Malaysia Airlines flight MH17, a Boeing 777 aircraft, was flying from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur with 298 people aboard on July 17 when it was downed close to the village of Grabove, in the rebellion-wracked region of Donetsk in east Ukraine.
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