S. Korea Releases Images of Japan MSDF Plane's Threatening Flight


Seoul, Jan. 24 (Jiji Press)--South Korea's Ministry of National Defense released on Thursday five images as evidence of what it claims is a threatening low-altitude flight by a Japanese Maritime Self-Defense Force patrol aircraft near a South Korean warship the previous day.

Seoul is apparently aiming to make the alleged dangerous flight by the MSDF P-3C plane known to the international community, analysts said.

According to the South Korean side, the incident took place near Ieodo, a reef in the East China Sea located south of South Korea's Jeju Island, on Wednesday afternoon. Seoul has denounced the flight as an obvious act of provocation.

One of the five images shows the plane in flight, with a caption saying that its flight altitude was about 60 meters. But as the sea surface is not on the image, the plane's actual flight altitude is unclear.

Two of the other four images are those captured from a video taken by an infrared camera. The remaining two are photos of the screen of an anti-air radar.

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