Taiwanese warship accidentally launched a missile towards china
|Taiwan accidentally launched a missile towards china killing one fisherman, source via - google search, world news.|
This happened when the Taiwan’s President Tsai Ing-wen, also commander-in-chief of the armed forces, was overseas.
The Taiwanese warship accidental launch was done from a naval base in Kaohsiung which is located in the south of the island.
The missile was launched by an operational error, the missile with a range of 300 kilometers flew about 75 kilometers before hitting the waters off Penghu.
We are investigating the case,” Vice-Admiral Mei Chia-Hsu of the Taiwanese Navy was quoted as saying by the Hong Kong-based South China Morning Post.
The Defense Ministry said the Taiwanese warship missile penetrated a nearby Taiwanese fishing boat, killing its captain and injuring three crew members.
A full investigation is on and they have also sent helicopters and boats to search for the missile.
The Taiwanese warship missile did not pass the mid-course line of the Taiwan Strait, Mei said, which meant it was not aimed at Fujian province, which lies on the other side of the strait.
The Taiwanese warship missile did not cause much damaged and was launched when a drill inspection was going on and officers failed to follow the standard operating procedures.