We all recall the P-3 Orion Spy Mission over Chinese Waters and both Chinese Fighters intercepted it and you actually crashed to the P-3 and the Chinese Pilot, hot dog type ejected and was lost at sea. The P-3 was severely damaged but it is a tough bird. Luckily the team destroyed most of the electronics on board and scuttled the aircraft before its escorted landing at a Chinese Military airfield.
This was what the papers reported and that’s what occurred although there are some conspiracy theories still flying around about different rumors created by the underground cults and late night call-ins on the Art Bell Radio Show. Of course I have heard all those stories on the air and just laugh. Why well because that isn’t the story I heard in Bar Harbor, WA Starbucks talking to a AE-6 Pilots, who knew most of that P-3 Crew. They all confirmed the news reports and that’s just what happened in China that day.
Some have asked why the Capitan of the P-3 Aircraft did not go to 200 feet off the deck and slow it down to 140 knots and simply fly away from the area. Scramble more aircraft outside? It’s not going to happen. Nonetheless, the Chinese got a bunch of butchered up gear and erased equipment and sabotaged gear? Well good for them, they could sell it at a garage sale I guess? Consider all this in 2006.