BOGOTA, Colombia: Colombia said an “object” had overrun its territory. After Washington warned that a suspected Chinese spy balloon shot down off. The US coast had been spotted in Latin America.
The Colombian Air Force said the object “with balloon-like characteristics” was detected. On Friday and was “monitored until it left the national airspace.”
The object was flying at an altitude of 55,000 feet (17,000 meters). And at an average speed of 25 knots (29 miles per hour, 46 kilometers per hour). The Air Force statement said on Saturday, adding. That it “did not pose a threat to national security” and defense or aviation security.
The Air Force said it was conducting an investigation in coordination with other countries. And agencies to “establish the source of the object.”
A US fighter jet shot down a Chinese spy balloon off the coast of South Carolina. On Saturday in what it condemned as an “unacceptable violation”.
The craft spent several days flying over North America, raising tensions between Washington. And Beijing, which said it was a weather balloon.
Another suspected Chinese spy balloon has been spotted over Latin America. The Pentagon said Friday, without providing details.
No other Latin American country reported sightings of the vessel. While Venezuela on Sunday criticized the “US attack. Against a civilian drone of Chinese origin”.
Caracas, under US sanctions, said in a statement. The United States has once again resorted to the use of force instead of taking this situation and .”