Taipei, A Chinese military Y-8 anti-submarine plane entered Taiwan’s southwest air defense identification zone (ADIZ) on Sunday afternoon, the fifth day on which such incursions have occurred in December, according to the Ministry of National Defense (MND).
According to an MND report, the Y-8 entered the airspace between southwest Taiwan and the Taiwan-controlled Dongsha Islands, also known as the Pratas Islands, in the South China Sea.
Taiwan’s Air Force responded by scrambling planes to monitor the Chinese aircraft, issuing radio warnings and mobilizing air defense systems, the ministry said.
In the first six days of December, Chinese military planes operated in Taiwan’s ADIZ everyday except Dec. 3, MND records showed.
This latest incursion brings to more than 120 the number of Chinese military planes that have entered the ADIZ since mid-September, when MND began to make public the movement of Chinese aircraft near Taiwan on its website.
Source: Focus Taiwan News Channel