18 Jun '11, 3am

S.Korean soldiers fire at Asiana passenger jet

S.Korean soldiers fire at Asiana passenger jet

SEOUL: South Korean troops fired at a passenger airliner flying from China with 119 people on board after mistaking it for a North Korean aircraft, military and aviation officials said Saturday. The incident on Friday took place close to the tense sea border between the Koreas amid heightened tensions between Seoul and Pyongyang. Soldiers manning a guard post on Gyodong island off the western coast of South Korea fired their K-2 rifles towards the plane, which was descending as it approached Seoul's Incheon International Airport. Gyodong lies just 1.7 kilometres south of the North Korean coast. The plane was flying southeast over Jumun island, 12 kilometres south of Gyodong, towards Incheon. "The firing continued about 10 minutes but the plane was too far off the rifle's range and it did not receive any damage," Yonhap news agency quoted a Marine Corps official as saying. ...

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