The weather was higher then the airplane would fly? HUH?
Weather occurs in the troposphere, which has a ceiling of a little under 40 000feet at the equator, and about 55 000feet at the poles. Around here standard cruising altitude is about 40 000-45 000 for the exact purpose of missing any weather.
Were they coming in to land, or was this immediately after takeoff? If not one of those two, why weren't they flying at or above 40 000? That doesn't make any sense.
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