A UNI Air flight en route to the Pratas Islands was forced to turn back after being refused permission to enter Hong Kong airspace last week. Photo: Shutterstock. A UNI Air flight en route to the Pratas Islands was forced to turn back after being refused permission to enter Hong Kong airspace last week. Photo: Shutterstock.
A UNI Air flight en route to the Pratas Islands was forced to turn back after being refused permission to enter Hong Kong airspace last week. Photo: Shutterstock.

South China Sea missile drills to blame for Taiwanese plane being turned back at Hong Kong, source says

  • ‘Dangerous activities’ cited by city’s civil aviation department as reason for blocking UNI Air flight last week was actually a PLA air-to-air missile exercise, insider says
  • Taiwanese aircraft was unable to climb to a safe enough height to be allowed entry into Hong Kong airspace, he says

Topic |   South China Sea
A UNI Air flight en route to the Pratas Islands was forced to turn back after being refused permission to enter Hong Kong airspace last week. Photo: Shutterstock. A UNI Air flight en route to the Pratas Islands was forced to turn back after being refused permission to enter Hong Kong airspace last week. Photo: Shutterstock.
A UNI Air flight en route to the Pratas Islands was forced to turn back after being refused permission to enter Hong Kong airspace last week. Photo: Shutterstock.
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