North Korean plane crashes in China

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    Re: New Chinese UAV

    Hopefully it is just some poor pilot who got disoriented in a Cessna. Imagine the escalation if it were, indeed, a spy drone that crashed!
     
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    Well, hope the guy survived then.
     
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    Re: New Chinese UAV

    If it's a foreign fighter that crashed, that raises the question of how secure the Chinese airspace is.
     
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    Re: New Chinese UAV

    Agree with what ZTZ99 had said. All those fancy radars breakthrough seemed to be kind of useless.

    The plane that crash was a Mig-21... which was an obsolete fighter with no stealth capability at all... and it could get into China airspace that easy. Make me wonder, what would a real stealth aircraft like the B-2 and F22 could do.
     
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    Re: New Chinese UAV

    what makes you believe that the planes was not tracked? im pretty sure that they knew what it was way before the photos came out
     
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    Re: New Chinese UAV

    Largu town is about 200 Km from North Korea border and about 50KM from Shenyang city. From the photo the plane has no burned mark and did not break up, most likely it ran out of fuel trying to reach Shenyang airport.

    I understand to prevent pilot defection, the planes are normally filled with just enough fuel for flying just about to their southern border. If the pilot wanted to defect, the only way is to fly north into China. Just my 2 cent thought.
     
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    http://www.nytimes.com/2010/08/19/world/asia/19plane.html?partner=rss&emc=rss

    There are a couple of photos of the MiG-21 online already, it looked like it was already in pretty rough shape even before it crashed.
     
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    I guess the eject mechanism didn't work too well either...
     
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