A North Korean fighter plane crashes in China near the border, killing the pilot and possibly a second pilot bailing out. Pictures posted by local residents show a Soviet plane design which were used in the Korean War. It is suggested to have been a defection attempt.
South Africa announces it has intercepted a ship carrying North Korean arms destined for central Africa, travelling by way of China, in violation of Security Council Resolution 1874. [http:--online.wsj.com-article-SB10001424052748704479404575087411640791960.html?mod=WSJ_latestheadlines ("Wall Street Journal")] [http:--www.bangkokpost.com-news-asia-169703-china-probes-path-of-seized-north-korea-arms ("Bangkok Post")]date=August 2019