According to Global News, the Chinese planes irritated and disturbed Canadian pilots serving in the United Nations (UN) monitoring mission for North Korea.
Reports emerged of a Chinese jet flying as close as 20 feet (6 meters) to a Canadian military aircraft. According to some reports, the Chinese planes approached so closely that the pilots made visual contact. Canadian pilots have also reported seeing Chinese aircraft carriers raise their middle fingers in resistance.
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Canada is known to have sent a CP-140 Aurora aircraft for training under Operation Neon.
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Canada’s Department of National Defense (DND) has confirmed at least 60 such incidents.
“In some cases, the (Canadian) crew felt it was sufficiently risky to have to immediately alter their own flight path to improve separation and avoid potential collisions with interceptor aircraft,” a spokesperson for the agency said. DND.
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