Chinese jet came within 20 feet of US military aircraft- US military

A Chinese military plane came within 20 feet (6 meters) of a U.S. air force aircraft and forced it to take evasive maneuvers to avoid a collision over the South China Sea, the U.S. military said on Thursday.

The incident, which involved a Chinese Navy J-11 fighter jet and a U.S. air force RC-135 aircraft, took place on December 21, the U.S. military added in a statement.

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