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Podcast: Australia’s close call with a Chinese fighter jet

written by Robyn Tongol | June 7, 2022
PLAAF J-16 fighter jet (Ministry of National Defense)


On Thursday, 26 May, a Chinese-built J-16 fighter jet “cut across the nose” of a RAAF P-8 Poseidon, getting so close that the fighter’s chaff was “ingested” into the aircraft’s engine.

In this episode of the Australian Aviation Podcast, hosts Adam Thorn and Hannah Dowling reveal what they know so far about the incident, the aircraft, and the message being sent by China.

Plus, the team discusses Virgin’s latest move to show support and recognition towards its workforce after two years of hardship.

Finally, Adam shares the very exciting story of Qantas’ last Boeing 747 being finally moved out of the California desert and a possible future return to Australian shores.
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