Two Chinese jets intercept US Air Force plane

Breaking News 5/19/2017, 4:03 AM
Two Chinese jets intercept US Air Force plane

Two Chinese Su-30 fighter jets intercepted a US Air Force radiation detection plane while it was flying over the Yellow Sea in international airspace, CNN reported.

The Chinese jets came within 150 feet of the US plane, with one of the Su-30s flying inverted, or upside down, directly above the American plane, the official said.

The US military described the interception as "unprofessional." Air Force spokeswoman Lieutenant Colonel Lori Hodge said that "the issue is being addressed with China through appropriate diplomatic and military channels."

A week ago, Russia confirmed it intercepted a US P-8A Poseidon jet in the Black Sea.

TeleTrader Newsroom / RV