Aviation Officials Call Emergency Meeting Over When to Re-Route Flights

Meeting to focus on when airlines should change a flight's path to avoid potential danger zones.
2:14 | 07/30/14

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now to new concerns about air safety. An emergency meeting being held by top aviation officials from around the world and one of the key issues they're focusing on, when airlines should reroute their planes to avoid possible danger Zones like the one in which Malaysia flight 17 was shut down. ABC's David Kerley has the story. David, good morning. Reporter: Good morning, Lara much we've been worried about flying ever since the shootdown and days after the emergency meeting what called to try to keep this from ever happening again. This morning, nearly two weeks after the shootdown over Ukraine it is still too dangerous for investigators to work this grizzly scene. Sparking outrage. Recovery of the bodies and proper investigation of the event is still being hampered by the activities of the people in control of that area. It's an appalling situation. Reporter: This emergency meeting of international aviation officials called Tuesday because of that suspected Russian anti-aircraft missile which reached 33,000 feet to bring down the 777 with nearly 300 on board. Many of us left wondering, is it safe to fly? There are plenty of conflict Zones around the world where airlines are warned to stay away or stay high. That's what airlines were told in Ukraine. Stay high above. Sadly, it was not enough. The world's airlines are angry and I suspect the same is true for each of the 3.3 billion people who board aircraft this year. Reporter: So the airlines and international leaders are now calling on nations to be more honest and quick with information about the safety of their skies. In short, we need the right information at the right time and the right place. Reporter: Some countries argue such releases could jeopardize their national security. An argument rejected. When considering whether or not they will share information, of course, they should if though know something and know it's not safe. How could they sit back and watch innocent people threatened in this way? Reporter: An international task force will be formed and the U.N. Will be asked for new rules to govern anti-aircraft weapons like chemical or biological weapons but don't expect any quick action, Lara. This panel isn't expected to meet again, this high-level panel until early next year.

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