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The incident occurred over Socotra Rock, “a submerged rock 4.6 metres (15 ft) below sea level (at low tide) located in the Yellow Sea”. Source. China, South Korea and Japan all claim the area and have overlapping Air Defense Zones above it.




Newsweek:

South Korean fighter jets made an emergency sortie to escort five Chinese warplanes out of the Korean Air Defense Identification Zone (KADIZ), Seoul’s military said Monday.

The South Korean joint chiefs of staff identified two H-6 bombers, two J-11 fighter jets and one TU-154 reconnaissance plane entering the KADIZ on Monday morning, local media reported, from the area over the Socotra Rock, before flying out three and a half hours later.

“Our fighter planes took normal tactical measures, identifying the models of the Chinese planes and flying aerial surveillance until they left,” the South Korean military said, as quoted by Reuters.

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43.4° N
102.7° E
147.7° E
20.9° N

 

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Socotra Rock, South Korea




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