China fired flares at aircraft monitoring North Korea sanctions, Australia says | NK News
June 23, 2024
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China fired flares at aircraft monitoring North Korea sanctions, Australia says

Beijing alleges Australian helicopter violated its airspace, defending actions as ‘lawful and safe’

A Chinese fighter jet fired flares toward an Australian helicopter participating in a mission to monitor North Korea sanctions in the Yellow Sea this month, according to Canberra, accusing China of endangering the aircraft and its crew.

Australian authorities alleged that the Chinese jet launched the flares toward the Royal Australian Navy MH-60R Seahawk operating from the HMAS Hobart destroyer on May 4.

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