U.S. Navy Begins Recovering Wreckage of China's Spy Balloon

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  • Source: Breitbart
  • 02/07/2023

The U.S. Navy is working to recover the remains of a Chinese high-altitude surveillance balloon after it was shot down over the weekend by an Air Force F-22 fighter jet.

China insists it was a weather ship blown astray and has expressed “strong dissatisfaction” over its downing, further cautioning the action may push Beijing to shoot down U.S. aircraft, as Breitbart News reported.

The Department of Defense announced Monday the recovery is taking place about six miles off the coast of South Carolina in about 50 feet of water, after rough seas reportedly prevented the safe retrieval any earlier.

The balloon was taken down as it floated over the Atlantic Ocean east of Myrtle Beach at approximately 2:40 p.m. ET on Saturday.


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