Chinese military Y-8 transporter expelled from Taiwan's ADIZ

06/12/2020 11:14 PM
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Photo courtesy of the Ministry of National Defense.
Photo courtesy of the Ministry of National Defense.

Taipei, June 12 (CNA) A Chinese military Y-8 transport aircraft entered Taiwan's air defense identification zone (ADIZ) while flying over waters southwest of the country on Friday, but was chased away shortly by Taiwanese fighter jets, the Ministry of National Defense (MND) said.

The intrusion occurred in the morning, the ministry said in a statement, noting that the People's Liberation Army (PLA) plane was soon driven out of the ADIZ by radio warnings issued by the Taiwanese fighters.

The ministry reiterated that air activities over the waters surrounding Taiwan are closely monitored by the military.

This was the ninth time this year that Chinese military aircraft have been spotted flying near Taiwan. Besides Friday, they were also spotted on Jan. 23, Feb. 9, Feb. 10, Feb. 28, March 16, April 10, May 8, and June 9.

(By Chen Yun-yu and Ko Lin)

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