Chinese fighter jet shot down by Taiwan: Reports

Chinese fighter jet shot down by Taiwan: Reports

A Chinese fighter jet was shot down by Taiwan, according to various media reports. According to sources, Taiwan air defence system shot down PLA Airforce aircraft after intrusion into Taiwanese airspace on Friday. Chinese People’s Liberation Army Su Kai 35 fighter plane was flying over the Taiwan Strait and the South China Sea.

Multiple videos are making rounds of social media displaying a jet, believed to be a Chinese People’s Liberation Army Air Force (PLAAF) Su-35, gutted in fire in an unknown location. Unofficial reports state that the Chinese pilot who was injured in the incident is captured by the Taiwanese military.

Till the time of publishing this article, there was no such confirmation on it. Multiple users on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter have posted claims. However, Taiwan's Ministry of National Defense, ROC tweeted, "In response to rumors online that claim a Chinese Su-35 fighter jet had been shot down by Taiwan air defense systems, #ROCAirForce would like to categorically state this is fake news. We urge netizens to not spread it and strongly condemn this malicious act."

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