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Chinese aircraft’s takeoff from and landing on aircraft carrier “not confirmed”

  • December 19, 2021
  • , Yomiuri , p. 2
  • JMH Translation

On Dec.18, the Defense Ministry announced that it had not confirmed whether aircraft had taken off from or landed on the Chinese aircraft carrier “Liaoning” as it transited the Miyako Strait between the main island of Okinawa and Miyako Island. The ministry had announced on Dec. 17 that it had confirmed the take off and landing of aircraft during the flattop’s transit of the strait. There was an error in the sharing of information within the organization, the ministry said.

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