Thursday, May 18, 2017

Two Chinese Fighter Jets Intercept U.S. Plane Over East China Sea, Officials Say - NBC News

Two Chinese Fighter Jets Intercept U.S. Plane Over East China Sea, Officials Say - NBC News: Two Chinese fighter jets intercepted a U.S. "sniffer" plane over the East China Sea, two U.S. military officials told NBC News on Thursday.

The WC-135 Constant Phoenix aircraft, which "sniffs" the atmosphere for signs of nuclear activity, was conducting a routine mission Wednesday in international airspace over the East China Sea when two Sukhoi Su-30 fighter aircraft intercepted it, the officials said.

The officials wouldn't say whether the confrontation was considered unsafe, but they said the crew of the U.S. plane described it as "unprofessional." The U.S. plane was operating in accordance with international law, they said.

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