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Hainan, the American Spy Plane, was in Chinese Airspace. [Copy link] 中文

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Post time 2004-5-4 02:01:04 |Display all floors

paint?

Is that it?  How does paint prove anything except that the two planes did indeed contact one another?  Even in car accidents, paint does not determine who hit whom.  No one denied the fact that paint transferred from one plane to the other.  

But no one has explained why China did not exploit irrefutable evidence such as our flight data recorder.  China had it (probably still has it) and there is no way to refute exactly where the plane was and when.  No video image at all explains where a plane was located or over whose airspace.  So can you at least tell me why the US would send such a plane to bump a fighter jet, and if so, why the fighter jet did not just pull back and fire on the EP-3?  Again, shooting would have been totally justified if the EP-3 rammed the fighter and/or if it were over Chinese airspace.  Why not shoot it down?  Why not prove to the world with the flight data recorder that the EP-3 was over Chinese airspace?

No answer?  Again, no one here had any firsthand knowledge of this incident.  So why all the fuss?  These spy plane flights continue to this day and China knows it.  We send them from our base on Okinawa.  We make no secret of it at all, which is why these flights are unarmed and unescorted by US fighters.  China would do exactly the same thing to the US if it had the capability.  And it would be totally legal as long as it's at least 12 miles off the coastline.

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Post time 2004-5-4 02:40:53 |Display all floors

it's sad to see ...

how "chairman-type" ideas get repeated and repeated, not only by the likes of chairman, but also by the chinese press ... so that chinese like hongtea are like mindless drones just echoing the same things over and over without any evidence.  

"the u.s. is trying to dominate the world!  the u.s. wants to make everyone kowtow!"

whatever!  get a grip on reality.  

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Post time 2004-5-4 10:17:50 |Display all floors

Your fighter pilots need to learn how not to crash into other planes....

They were following the EP_3 in INTERNATIONAL airspace over INTERNATIONAL waters and one of them got too close and collided with the EP_3.

The only time the EP_30 entered Chinese airspace was AFTER the collision and AFTER it had asked for permission via a mayday distress call.

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Post time 2004-5-4 11:07:08 |Display all floors

paint!

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Post time 2004-5-4 15:04:30 |Display all floors

bchung

I'm sure there was paint from the fighter jet.  but, how did this slow plane run into a fighter jet?  I don't have any sources to cite, but I remeber the fighter jet came from the bottom of the SLOW propeller plane and pulled up in an attempt to disrupt the american spy plane.  I also remember a US commander suggesting the chinese have been testing the US several time in the past 5-10 (don't remember) in air space.  Now, I'm not saying they shouldn't, but it seems like a figther jet would be able to outrun a propleller plane...if it can't, then china might want to reconsider  buying old russian planes for the protection of their country.  Imagine a war in which propeller planes with no armor, and no guns could take down fighter jets.  Now that would be cool and cheap.  I don't know why the US is wasting their time on this stupid stealth technology when propeller planes do the trick.  time to bring the WWII planes out of there graves.

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Post time 2004-5-4 18:45:49 |Display all floors

well mike the last time i heard

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Post time 2004-5-4 19:39:04 |Display all floors

how many more identity

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