Thai fighters panic after a Myanmar plane breaches airspace
As a result of an airspace violation during a combat operation, Thailand scrambled fighter jets near its border with Myanmar on Thursday and instructed its defense attache to convey a warning to the military administration, its air force said.
Air Force spokesperson Air Vice Marshal Prapat Sonjaidee said two F-16 fighter planes were dispatched when a radar detected a plane in Thai airspace near the Myanmar border late Thursday morning.
While targeting an ethnic armed group along the border, a plane from an unidentified country violated the boundary over Phop Phra district in Tak province, a statement from Prapat reads.
A junta spokesman in Myanmar could not be reached for comment right away.