Сообщения не противоречат друг бругу — отрезанная винглетом часть может лежать хоть в сотне км от места обнаружения остального самолёта.
Officials have told local news media that air traffic controllers had ordered the jetliner to maintain an altitude of 37,000 feet while the Legacy was supposed to be at 36,000 feet.
U.S. journalist Joe Sharkey, who was on the Legacy, wrote in the New York Times that shortly before the crash, he saw an altitude display reading 37,000 feet.
Думаю переводить не надо? =)A Brazilian newspaper reported the American pilots disobeyed a control tower order to descend to 36,000 feet from 37,000 feet just before coming into contact with the Brazilian jet. The paper said the Legacy flew at 37,000 feet to the capital, Brasilia, but ignored an order to descend on its leg to Manaus. The Gol jet was flying at 37,000 feet from Manaus to Brasilia.
The Brazilian Air Force commander, Gen. Luis Carlos Bueno, said Gol's brand-new Boeing 737-800 had a flight plan for 37,000 feet and the Legacy jet was authorized to fly at 36,000 feet, according to an interview Tuesday with Brazil's news service Agencia Brasil.
Aviation experts said that under international guidelines, the Legacy, which was heading northwest, should have been at least 1,000 feet and more likely 2,000 feet above or below 37,000, the designated altitude for the Gol flight and other planes heading southeast.