Chinese warplane again intrudes into Taiwan's ADIZ

09/24/2020 10:50 PM
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Photo courtesy of the Ministry of National Defense
Photo courtesy of the Ministry of National Defense

Taipei, Sept. 24 (CNA) A Chinese military Y-8 anti-submarine airplane entered Taiwan's southwest air defense identification zone (ADIZ) on Thursday, the seventh intrusion since Sept. 16, the Ministry of National Defense (MND) said.

The Air Force responded by scrambling jets, issuing radio warnings and mobilizing surveillance and air defense assets, according to a report published by the MND website.

The incident marked the seventh intrusion by Chinese warplanes into Taiwan's ADIZ, following similar incidents each involving two Y-8s on the past three days.

On Sept. 19 a total of 19 Chinese warplanes flew into the airspace southwest and northwest of Taiwan, with some even crossing the median line of the Taiwan Strait, according to the MND.

One day before the Sept. 19 incursions, 18 warplanes from China flew into the area, 12 of which also crossed the median line.

On Sept. 16, two Y-8s entered Taiwan's southwest ADIZ, according to the ministry.

(By Matt Yu and Y.F. Low)

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