It's only operating in Wide2-1, but I agree it shouldn't be using digipeaters above a certain altitude. It's a big-red-bee, so it doesn't have the functionality to do such things. it's not aggressively congesting the network (although it doesn't need to beacon every minute whilst cruising) and it's important for the last few packets to get through the network to pinpoint its crash location.
Sterling Coffey, N0SSC, ARRL Youth Editor, WØEEE President and EE Junior
Missouri University of Science and Technology