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Lingshui Airbase, China

This one-meter resolution, color satellite image of the Lingshui military airfield on the southeastern coast of Hainan Island in the South China Sea, was collected at 10:32 a.m. local time on April 10, 2001 by Space Imaging’s IKONOS satellite. A US Navy plane made an emergency landing there after a mid-air collision with a Chinese fighter. The navy aircraft is clearly visible and parked on the taxiway adjacent to the north end of the runway (north is up).

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