The China confirms An unintended Entry Of Airship Into United States Airspace
The Chinese side regrets the unintended entry of the airship into U.S. airspace due to force majeure,” said a spokesperson, adding the Chinese side will continue communicating with the US side and “properly handle this unexpected situation caused by force majeur.
Affected by the Westerlies and with limited self-steering capability, the airship deviated far from its planned course, Xinhua news agency reported, citing the spokesperson.
The spokesperson said in a statement that the airship is from China, noting it is a civilian airship used for research, mainly meteorological, purposes.
According to previous media reports, a Chinese unmanned airship has been recently spotted in the US airspace.
The Chinese foreign ministry spokesperson confirmed the “unintended” entry of a “civilian” airship into US airspace due to “force majeure”.