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Militarization and Construction in the South China Sea, Reported Facts on the Ground and on the Waters

First Chinese military aircraft lands at Fiery Cross reef

By Alert 5, 17 April 2016.

A Chinese Y-8 transport aircraft, #9271, had the privilege of being the first military aircraft to land at Fiery Cross reef on Apr. 17.

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A worker on the artificial island had severe internal bleeding and it was decided that a transport plane be used to ferry him and two other sick workers off to Hainan island for medical treatment.

Sourcehttp://www.81.cn/big5/syjdt/2016-04/17/content_7009804.htm, cited by Alert 5 at http://alert5.com/2016/04/17/first-chinese-military-aircraft-to-land-at-fiery-cross-reef/

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