Chinese jets intercept U.S. recon plane, almost colliding over South China Sea

May 19, 2016 12:40 AM

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Chinese jets intercept U.S. recon plane, almost colliding over South China Sea

Two Chinese tactical fighters intercepted a U.S. Navy reconnaissance aircraft over the South China Sea earlier this week, a Pentagon spokeswoman announced Wednesday.

The U.S.EP-3E Aries, a propeller driven aircraft capable of intercepting radio communications, was flying in international airspace Tuesday when it was approached by two Chinese J-11 jets. The Chinese aircraft came within roughly 50 feet of the U.S. plane and were so close that the U.S. EP-3E was fo...

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