A People’s Liberation Army (PLA) fighter jet approached Taiwan’s airspace at noon on Friday (June 19), the sixth time in 10 days a Chinese warplane has neared the country, according to the Taiwan Ministry of National Defense’s Air Force Command Headquarters. At noon on Friday, a Chengdu J-10 was detected entering Taiwan’s air defense identification zone (ADIZ). After being met with a Taiwanese air reconnaissance patrol aircraft, the plane departed Taiwan’s ADIZ.
This incident marks the sixth time since June 9 that Chinese military aircraft have violated Taiwan’s ADIZ. Most of these recent episodes have occurred at the southwest corner of Taiwan’s ADIZ. In a press release issued by the Taiwan Air Force Command Headquarters, the aircraft entered the zone at noon on FridayThe previous five incidents included several Su-30 fighter jets on June 9, a Shaanxi Y-8 transport plane on June 12, a J-10 on June 16, a J-10 and a Y-8 on June 17, and a J-10 and a Shenyang J-11 on June 18.