Aircraft believed to be Chinese spy plane appeared near southwest Taiwan Tuesday noon
By: Matthew Strong, Taiwan News, Staff Writer
Intrusions by Chinese warplanes into Taiwan’s Air Defense Identification Zone (ADIZ) have grown more frequent over the past few months, with 37 such incidents during just two days last week as United States Undersecretary of State Keith Krach visited Taiwan.
According to observers of military affairs who listen in to broadcasts, two Chinese bombers flew east of Taiwan from north to south, and when they passed close to Orchid Island after 7 a.m. on Tuesday, the Air Force scrambled jets to ward them off, UDN reported. However, the Ministry of National Defense did not provide any comment on the reports.
Just before noon, the Twitter handle CANUK78 reported the presence of an unidentified plane inside the southwestern corner of Taiwan’s ADIZ, the scene of numerous previous violations. The site specul.ated the aircraft might be a Chinese spy plane. [FULL STORY]