Chinese Intercept U.S. Military Spy Plane Over South China Sea

May 19, 2016   |   Category: Prophecy News   |   Tags: , ,

Two Chinese military aircraft intercepted a U.S. military reconnaissance plane over the South China Sea Tuesday.


Defense Department spokeswoman Lt. Col. Michelle Baldanza said that the U.S. maritime patrol reconnaissance aircraft was flying in a “routine patrol” in international airspace on May 17 when “two tactical aircraft from the People’s Republic of China” intercepted the U.S. plane.


A Chinese J-11 fighter flies in this U.S. Department of Defense photo taken on August 19, 2014. US NAVY / Reuters file

The two Chinese fighter jets were J-11s and flew approximately 50 feet from the U.S. aircraft, a Navy E-P3.


“Initial reports characterized the incident as unsafe,” Baldanza said in a written statement. “Over the past year, DoD has seen improvements in PRC actions, flying in a safe and professional manner.”


The incident is under investigation by U.S. Pacific Command. The U.S. has photos but they are classified.


In a statement, China’s Defense Ministry said it was “aware of such reports,” adding: “We will learn more and assess related facts.”


Read More: Chinese Intercept U.S. Military Spy Plane Over South China Sea – NBC News

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