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How was the 747 in the China Airlines Flight 006 affected by the wing damage it sustained?

The passengers on China Airlines Flight 006 had a very memorable flight when the crew lost control and the aeroplane went into a high-speed dive. Various pieces of the aircraft were torn off. The ...
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Are any airlines actually flying the Comac ARJ21?

The Comac ARJ21, China's answer to Embraer's regional jets, was launched with great fanfare in 2016. However, if FlightRadar24 is to be believed, launch customer Chengdu Airlines does not appear to ...
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Has the United States started a drone crop spraying program for farmers?

On "NHK World" (2018.06.01), a news segment showed Chinese farmers being taught to use drones to spray chemicals on their crops. The Chinese Government hopes to train all the farmers in an entire ...
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Why doesn't flightradar show many flights going over China?

I use FlightRadar to track some flights. I am surprised to see that there are very few or no flights at all going to air fields of china. Is my observation correct? I really doubt that this is ...
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Where was the J-20 design stolen from? [closed]

Lets clear the Question Detalis Once upon a time, I heard something like "China hacked X country and stole aircraft designs" and rest of the news were about an newer Chinese jet Now, It looks somewhat ...
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Why don't aircraft fly over Tibet?

If you open www.flightradar24.com or their app, then this is what the scene commonly looks like: As you can see, the South-Central China area is strangely empty and the aircraft look to take a ...
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Why do commercial flights avoid overflying Shandong Province?

I noticed this a few months ago on a flight to Shanghai. Since then I've been looking on FlightAware occasionally, and every flight I've seen on a similar route has made a turn to the east just before ...
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Is JF-17 a reconfigured Mig-21/F-7?

The JF-17 Thunder is a fighter jet which has been developed with the joint collaboration of Pakistan and China. There has been a lot of hype about this aircraft in recent years. Pakistani and Chinese ...