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Korean Air Force scramble fighter jets for a Doraemon balloon?

By KpopJoA   19 days ago   14,391   242   22
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According to an official with the Korean Air Force, back on January 12, a suspicious floating object was discovered in the sky causing two fighter planes to be dispatched immediately.


A pilot of one of the F-15K fighter jets made a request to the Master Control and Report Center (MCRC) to further investigate the object.


Because the Korean Air Force weren't able to detect the identity of the suspicious object, they scrambled out two F-15K fighter jets. It didn't help matters that China had sent 10 aircraft into Korean airspace just a few days prior due to the THAAD issue.


Upon arriving at the scene, the pilots of the fighter jets realized it was a false alarm; it was only a giant balloon of popular Japanese animation character Doraemon.


The balloon was reported to measure in at 1.3 meters (4.2 feet) by 2.2 meters (7.2 feet).


Upon clearing the situation, an air force official commented, "There have been reports of giant balloon sightings such as this one, and even lanterns due to uncontrollable wind speeds."


Too bad it wasn't a Pokemon balloon... because you know, gotta catch 'em all.


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    MK_Zi 18 days ago

    i logged in just to like and comment. <3 doraemon dingdong!!

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    SunLightWorld 18 days ago

    Now i understand why Nobita always looking for Doraemon.

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    Ma_Toki 18 days ago

    KAWAIII :3 haha

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    SunLightWorld 18 days ago

    WOW, our futuristic technology can be screw up by a simple balloon.

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    Mai_Turn 18 days ago

    Oh, that was unexpected, haha

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    fairypanda 18 days ago

    hmm haha?

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    mi_goreng 19 days ago

    HAHAHA OH NO

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    SuperFly_Snuka 19 days ago

    ...

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    Winston 19 days ago

    I dun think the KAF thought it was a missile but it could be mistaken for a Spy Drone, the radar blip caused by the balloon should be small and the speed not mistaken for a enemy plane or missile, but there have been instances of N.Korean spy drones being caught or shot down before and its a security threat to S.Korea, so having them investigate is a concern. I just think how many people laugh and think its funny, when these guys, the pilots and the air controllers are working and watching the skies to keep the country safe. its like LAUGHING at the police who bothered to come and investigate a suspicious package, only to find out its a stuffed toy. If they didnt do it, and its NOT a balloon, i wonder who they will be blaming for it.

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    ygbabes 19 days ago

    That doraemon polite smile..

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