Sunday, June 4, 2017

Chinese fighter jets buzz US Navy surveillance plane

Two Chinese J-10 fighter jets with air-to-air missiles under its wings flew within 200 yards of a U.S. Navy P-3 surveillance plane approximately 150 miles southeast of Hong Kong. The close call unfolded before the USS Dewey sailed within six nautical miles of Mischief Reef, one of China’s manmade islands in the South China Sea.
One week earlier, two Chinese fighter jets intercepted an American radiation-sniffing surveillance plane over the East China Sea in what the U.S. Air Force called an “unprofessional” maneuver. One of the Chinese jets conducted a barrel roll around the American plane.