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2003-02-19 Korea
North Korean Mig 29 Violates DMZ Airspace
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Posted by Frank Martin 2003-02-19 11:11 pm|| E-Mail|| Front Page|| [10799 views since 2007-05-07]  Top

#1 CNBC Europe has corrected the "Mig-29" to be a Mig-19.

Mig-19 vs f-5 = I favor the F-5. Mig -29 Vs F-5 = Mig 29.

Maybe they just told daffy that it was a Mig-29!
Posted by Frank Martin  2003-02-19 23:24:08|| []  2003-02-19 23:24:08|| Front Page Top

#2 The details are at :

SEOUL, South Korea - A North Korean fighter jet briefly crossed the western sea border with South Korea on Thursday, and a South anti-aircraft missile unit went into battle position, a South Korean military official said.
The North Korean jet retreated without incident after two South Korea fighter jets went to the area, said Major Lee Dong-chan, a spokesman for the South Korean air force.

The incident came three days after North Korea threatened to abandon the armistice keeping the peace between the two Koreas if the United States went ahead with sanctions or other actions against the communist country.

The North does not recognize the so-called Northern Limit Line maritime border that was drawn up by the U.S.-led U.N. Command at the end of the 1950-53 Korean War, and the border has been a site of tensions in the past.

A North Korean MiG-19 jet fighter crossed the border at 10:03 a.m. and headed back into communist territory two minutes later. This was the first incursion by North Korean military jet since 1983.

"We will strongly protest this provocation," Lee said.

A South Korea anti-aircraft missile unit based near Incheon, a seaport west of Seoul, went into battle position. At the same time, two South Korean F-5E jets went to the scene to try to intercept the North Korean intruder, Lee said.

Later, four more South Korean F-5E jets were deployed to the area.

Posted by Frank Martin  2003-02-19 23:51:20|| []  2003-02-19 23:51:20|| Front Page Top

#3 MiG 19? What a dinosaur. Still, it's what they have to work with, so one can't discount their intentions. Bastids.
Posted by Rex Mundi 2003-02-20 00:36:05||   2003-02-20 00:36:05|| Front Page Top

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