China warns PH military planes in South China Sea

PAGASA ISLAND, Philippines -- China challenged two Philippine military planes on its way to the Philippine-claimed Pagasa Island (Thitu) on Friday here in the disputed South China Sea. The two planes, a C-295 and a C-130 transport plane, that were warned by China to stay away were carrying Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana and top military officials. The pilots of the C-295 reported that they were challenged at the periphery of Chinese-controlled Subi Reef near landing, Armed Forces spokesperson Brig. Gen. Restituto Padilla said. Padilla was onboard the plane with AFP chief Gen. Eduardo Ao. The plane, during such incidents, is told it is entering Chinese territory and should stay ...

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