6 Chinese planes cross Taiwan Strait median line

11/10/2022 07:15 PM
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A J-16 fighter jet. File photo courtesy of Ministry of National Defense
A J-16 fighter jet. File photo courtesy of Ministry of National Defense

Taipei, Nov. 10 (CNA) A total of 26 Chinese military aircraft and four naval ships were detected in areas around Taiwan on Thursday, of which six warplanes crossed the median line of the Taiwan Strait, according to the Ministry of National Defense (MND).

MND data showed two Shenyang J-11 and four J-16 fighter jets flew across the median line.

In addition to the six aircraft, a Y-8 anti-submarine warfare plane and a Harbin BZK-005 high-altitude, long-range drone were also detected in the southwestern part of Taiwan's air defense identification zone.

The MND did not release the flight paths of the other aircraft.

The ministry said it scrambled combat air and naval patrols and deployed defense missile systems to track the Chinese military aircraft.

(By Matt Yu and James Lo)

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