Chinese jets intercept US surveillance plane - US officials

By REUTERS
July 24, 2017 16:54
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WASHINGTON - Two Chinese fighter jets intercepted a US Navy surveillance plan over the East China Sea over the weekend, with one coming within about 300 feet (91 meters) of the American aircraft, two US officials told Reuters on Monday.

The officials, speaking on the condition of anonymity, said initial reports showed one of the Chinese J-10 aircraft came close to the US EP-3 plane on Sunday, causing the American aircraft to change direction.


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