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2006-01-27 China-Japan-Koreas
ChiCom airliner equipped with radar pod enters Japanese air space
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Posted by Alaska Paul 2006-01-27 00:00|| E-Mail|| Front Page|| [345 views since 2007-05-07]  Top

#1 If it has a radar pod, it's no longer a 'passenger' jet.

I suspect that the radar pod in no way interferes with its ability to carry passengers.
Posted by Abspemblable Snowspemble 2006-01-27 01:12||   2006-01-27 01:12|| Front Page Top

#2 Fat Kimmie and Solyent Green-happy NorKor makes the verbal threats, China's PLAAF and PLAN does the actual flyin' and a penetratin', ergo proving that NK and China are not colluding.
Posted by JosephMendiola 2006-01-27 01:32||   2006-01-27 01:32|| Front Page Top

#3 I wouldn't want to lose a pilot, but maybe if we had a drone, it could fly loops around the airliner, then get too close and "oops!"
Posted by Jackal">Jackal  2006-01-27 08:47|| http://home.earthlink.net/~sleepyjackal/index.html]">[http://home.earthlink.net/~sleepyjackal/index.html]  2006-01-27 08:47|| Front Page Top

#4 They should have forced it to land like the P-3.
Posted by Nimble Spemble 2006-01-27 08:50||   2006-01-27 08:50|| Front Page Top

#5 Looks like a popular new sport...

MOSCOW (AFP) - Russia denied one of its military aircraft had violated Japanese airspace the previous day, directly contradicting Tokyo's allegation as well as its claim that Moscow had already admitted the incursion.
"According to the onboard GPS system, Russian radar and the Pacific Fleet, the Antonov-72 of (Russia's post-KGB intelligence service) the FSB, which was following a poachers' ship in the Sea of Japan, did not violate the Japanese border," the FSB said, quoted by the Interfax news agency.
"Our aircraft came no closer than three kilometres (1.8 miles) from the border," the FSB added.
Earlier Thursday, Japan's foreign ministry said a Russian border patrol plane penetrated its airspace Wednesday on seven occasions, for a total of 26 minutes, near the northern island of Rebun, without the authority of Japanese air traffic control. The Russian border patrol is part of the FSB.
Japanese Vice Defence Minister Takemasa Moriya said Russia's border security force on the Far East island of Sakhalin informed the Japanese consulate there Thursday that the plane was one of its Antonov-72 transport aircraft.
Rebun is 1,100 kilometers (700 miles) north of Tokyo, facing Sakhalin across La Perouse (Soya) Strait and lying close to the main northern Japanese island of Hokkaido.
Japan scrambled six fighter jets and sent radio warnings to the aircraft to leave the territory, the Defense Agency said.


The FSB on Sakhalin Island? Wonder if the same guy that brought you KAL 007 is still in charge?
Posted by tu3031 2006-01-27 12:22||   2006-01-27 12:22|| Front Page Top

#6 I lived in Miami at the time of KAL007. The Miami Herald had a brilliant illustrator named Kent Barton. The illustration he drew for that incident (in the Sunday Opinion section)is still vivid in my mind: The drawing was the full width of the paper, just the massive head of a grizzly bear with a commercial airliner splintered in its jaws.
Posted by Seafarious">Seafarious  2006-01-27 14:16||   2006-01-27 14:16|| Front Page Top

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