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August 26, 1985

The pilot of a Chinese bomber that crash-landed in a South Korean rice field asked for political asylum in Taiwan, but the plane's radio operator wants to return to China, the South Korean Defense Ministry said. The asylum request is being considered, the ministry said. The navigator was killed when the aircraft, a Chinese modification of the Soviet IL-28, crashed after running out of fuel as South Korean jet fighters guided it toward an air base. A farmer working in a field was also killed.

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