Chinese jets in 'unsafe' intercept of US spy plane: Pentagon

June 8, 2016 8:29 AM

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WASHINGTON: Two Chinese jets conducted an “unsafe” intercept of a US spy plane over the East China Sea on Tuesday, officials said, but the Pentagon downplayed the encounter and blamed it on shoddy piloting.

According to US Pacific Command spokesman Commander David Benham, two Chinese J-10 fighter jets flew close to an American RC-135 reconnaissance plane that was on a routine patrol.

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