BREAKING NEWS – Beijing, China – China’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs that another one of its surveillance balloons that is now over the Caribbean and Latin America was also thrown off course by the weather, the same reasoning China gave for the spy balloon that floated over the U.S. last week.

“With regard to the balloon over Latin America, it has been verified that the unmanned airship is from China, of civilian nature and used for flight test,” said Mao Ning, the ministry’s spokesperson. “Affected by the weather and with limited self-steering capability, the airship deviated far from its planned course and entered into the airspace of Latin America and the Caribbean.”

U.S. politicians and analysts have said they doubt the balloons were accidentally hovering over the U.S., as the Pentagon said the spy balloon over the U.S. was maneuverable, and several officials noted the balloon tracked over key U.S. military installations.

Over the weekend, China bristled over the U.S. decision to shoot down the airship that flew over the continental U.S. And after previously stating that the airship was unmanned, they refuse to comment on why after the craft was attacked by a U.S. an Air Force jet, as it rapidly descended, it sounded like people within the craft were fighting over a single parachute, while shouting profanities in Chinese.