A Pair of Chinese SU-30 Fighter Jets (Photo: CNN)
Two Chinese fighter jets carried out an intercept of a U.S. military surveillance plane near Hong Kong on Wednesday, with one coming within 200 yards of the American aircraft, U.S. officials told Reuters.
The officials, speaking on the condition of anonymity, said initial reports showed that the U.S. P-3 surveillance plane was 150 miles South East of Hong Kong in international air space when the aircraft carried out an unsafe intercept of the plane. One Chinese aircraft flew in front of the American plane, restricting it's ability to maneuver.
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Update: Chinese fighter jets pulled an 'unsafe' close pass near a US Navy plane over the South China Sea (Business Insider)
WNU Editor: The Chinese are fuming over this .... China slams U.S. operations in South China Sea. (UPI).