A Taiwanese warship has mistakenly launched a supersonic 'aircraft carrier killer' missile towards China killing a fishermen as ties between the island and its once bitter rival deteriorate.
The domestically developed Hsiung-feng III (Brave Wind) missile, with a range of 200 miles, flew about 46 miles before plunging into waters off Penghu, a Taiwanese-administered island group in the Taiwan Strait.
It struck a a fishing boat off the island, killing the captain of the ship and injuring three other people.
Wojtek, Warsaw, 2 hours ago
Fortunately, the warhead didn't explode probably because of being not armed. But I remember I read that during Falkland's war one of British destroyers was hit by Exocet, the warhead didn't explode but remaining fuel started huge fire. The Taiwanese missile contains not burning fuel? :-)
txbicow, east london, United Kingdom, 4 hours ago
made in China
mooncat88, ti, United Kingdom, 4 hours ago
for a aircraft carrier killer it didn't even sink the trawler..
Jackamo, Melb, Australia, 4 hours ago
China's only comment was "Hahaha Made in Taiwan"
NorthEmp, Midlands, United Kingdom, 6 hours ago
One massive slip up like this could quite easily start WW3.
Stopped Caring, Atlantice, Australia, 7 hours ago
These missiles dont just find a target on their own. The ship must have been targeted then the missile fired. Woops!
Alson, Northampton, United Kingdom, 8 hours ago
Oops!! Wrong button. Sorry.
CRichardson, Ipswich, United Kingdom, 9 hours ago
Not much damage. Hmmm