Communist Chinese jets buzz Canadian Armed Forces in intimidation effort
Newsweek: Communist 'Chinese fighter jets repeated buzzed Canadian air force planes on a UN-sanctioned operation in international airspace, some coming so close as to make eye contact with pilots in the other cockpit, a report said on Wednesday.
'Sources in the Canadian government told Global News that the close-quarters intercepts happened approximately 60 times since Christmas. "Those jets are frequently flying as close as 20 to 100 feet from the Canadian plane," the report said. Canadian pilots "sometimes see them raising their middle fingers."
'Aircrews with the Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF) fly CP-140 maritime patrol aircraft in Northeast Asia as part Operation NEON, a multinational effort to enforce UN sanctions on North Korea. The missions involve identifying maritime sanctions evasion activities, including the transfer of banned goods to Pyongyang, in accordance with UN Security Council resolutions.'