World 'Unprofessional': Chinese Fighter Jets Intercept U.S. Plane

03:55  19 may  2017
03:55  19 may  2017 Source:   NBC News

Russian Fighter Jet Comes Within 20 Feet of U.S. Navy Plane: Official

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The Chinese jet made sure that the Navy plane knew it's weapons load-out. A Chinese fighter jet came dangerously close to a U . S . Navy patrol jet in international airspace earlier this week, which the Pentagon has criticized as "unsafe and unprofessional " conduct.

A Chinese fighter jet made several "dangerous" and " unprofessional " passes at a U . S . Navy plane this week -- coming as close as 20 MUST WATCH. Chinese jet intercepts U . S . aircraft 01:43. Story highlights. Pentagon said a Chinese fighter jet was aggressive in encounter in South China Sea.

Image: Russian Sukhoi Su-30 © A Sukhoi Su-30 SM performs at the Moscow International Aviation and Space Salon MAKS-2015 in the cit... Image: Russian Sukhoi Su-30

Two Chinese fighter jets intercepted a U.S. "sniffer" plane over the East China Sea, two U.S. military officials told NBC News on Thursday.

The WC-135 Constant Phoenix aircraft, which "sniffs" the atmosphere for signs of nuclear activity, was conducting a routine mission Wednesday in international airspace over the East China Sea when two Sukhoi Su-30 fighter aircraft intercepted it, the officials said.

The officials wouldn't say whether the confrontation was considered unsafe, but they said the crew of the U.S. plane described it as "unprofessional." The U.S. plane was operating in accordance with international law, they said.

Officials said the matter was being addressed with China through "appropriate diplomatic channels."

China says fighter jets' intercept of US plane 'safe' .
China on Sunday denied the Pentagon's charge that an encounter between Chinese fighters and a US surveillance plane over the South China Sea was "unsafe and unprofessional".Load Error

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