posted on Jul, 20 2004 @ 10:15 PM
Taiwanese jets made controlled emergency landings at airfields the first of its kind in 26 years this could be preparation for possible war with china
as tensions in the Region remain tense.
Taiwan jets practice emergency landings
The air force said the exercise, part of Taiwan's biggest annual military drill, is aimed to "review the air force's capability in using
freeways for emergency landings and logistic support in case of war."
Newspapers here said the rare drill was prompted by US concerns over growing hostility across the Taiwan Strait. The United States has remained the
leading arms supplier to Taiwan despite switching of diplomatic recognition from Taipei to Beijing in 1979. The air force exercise came as China's
People's Liberation Army prepared to conduct massive wargame on Dongshan Island, in southeastern China's Fujian province, just 150 nautical miles
west of Taiwan's Penghu Island.
[edit on 20-7-2004 by WestPoint23]