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No Damage Reported As Marines Fire On Civilian Aircraft In Heavy Fog

June 20 2011

South Korea

The South Korean military has apologized for an incident on Friday in which two marines fired at a civilian airliner, reports Australia's Herald Sun.

The marines, based near a disputed sea border with the North, mistook the aircraft for a North Korean warplane, reported Sky News (U.K.).

The marines on Gyodong island fired 99 rounds, including tracers, at an Asiana Airlines flight from China, said the military.

The Airbus A321, carrying 119 passengers, was flying in a heavy...

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