An Aeroflot flight scheduled to fly from Moscow to Havana has deviated from its course, according to FlightAware live flight tracking. There is speculation that Edward Snowden, NSA whistleblower may be onboard the flight.
The normal flight pattern for the scheduled flight passes over Scandinavia, across Greenland, then the aircraft turns south over Canada and the United States. Today, Aeroflot flight 150 flew across Europe, before resuming its Atlantic course.
Twitter and the social media are speculating that the Russian craft is attempting to avoid United States air space.
The fact that more than two weeks ago, belief by the press that Snowden had a ticket to Havana, resulted in several journalist boarding the Russian flight, only to find that he had not left the Moscow airport.
The 31-year-old Snowden had applied to 20 countries for asylum. Only three South American countries have accepted his application, Venezuela, Bolivia and Nicaragua.
I said it before, and I’ll say it again, the screenplay is almost finished, they just don’t have an ending yet.
Soon we will know if Edward Snowden is on a Russian plane headed for Cuba.
Alfred James reporting