Beijing : In the first such incident after establishing the controversial air defence identification zone over East China Sea in 2013, China said it had rejected permission for a Lao Airlines passenger plane to fly through the “Chinese airspace” for not complying with the rules.
spokesman Col Yang Yujun told a media briefing here that the Lao Airlines flight from South Korea tried to fly though the “Chinese airspace” on July 25 without obtaining proper permission from Chinese aviation authorities. The Lao Airlines application to fly through the area was not clear and efforts to get contact were not successful, he said. Permission was rejected by Chinese authorities when it tried to fly through the airspace, he said. “This event has no connection with the Air Defence Identification Zone (ADIZ) in the East China Sea”, he said but at the same time has not specified the route it tried to take.
K J M Varma
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