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Russia says malfunction led aircraft into unintended area: South Korea media

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a fighter jet flying through a blue sky: Russian A-50 military aircraft flies near the disputed islands called Takeshima in Japan and Dokdo in South Korea © Reuters/Handout . Russian A-50 military aircraft flies near the disputed islands called Takeshima in Japan and Dokdo in South Korea

SEOUL (Reuters) - Russia told South Korea that an equipment malfunction led its military aircraft into an unintended area on Tuesday, South Korea's Yonhap news agency reported, citing the South Korean presidential office.

A Russian military officer told a South Korean defense official on Tuesday that the Russian military aircraft, which South Korea fired warning shots at for entering South Korean airspace, appeared to have "entered an area that was not planned due to device malfunction", Yoon Do-han, a senior official in the South Korean presidential office, said.

Russia's defense ministry would immediately launch an investigation and take all necessary steps, the Russian officer told South Korea, Yoon said, according to Yonhap.

(Reporting by Joyce Lee; Editing by Robeert Birsel)

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