SK scrambles F-15s to intercept Japanese helicopter near Dokdo

October 6, 2012 by admin
Filed under: Asia, Dokdo 

SEOUL — A Maritime Self-Defense Force helicopter flew close on Sept. 21 to the South Korean-controlled islets claimed by Japan, prompting South Korea to mobilize fighter jets, according to TV broadcaster KBS.

The chopper left the area after being warned away by the South Korean military, KBS reported Thursday.

The MSDF confirmed Friday that one of its helicopters entered the area while conducting a takeoff and landing drill on a destroyer positioned some 50 km east of the disputed islets in the Sea of Japan known as Takeshima in Japan and Dokdo in South Korea.

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