Chinese Fighter Jets Buzz U.S. Air Force Aircraft Over East China Sea : The Two-Manner : Npr

Chinese Fighter Jets Buzz U.S. Air Force Plane Over East China SeaEnlarge this image toggle caption AP APTwo Chinese fighter jets conducted an “unprofessional” intercept of a U.S. aircraft in international airspace over the East China Sea on Wednesday, according to the U.S. Air Force.
“Hodge told the AP that “U.S. military aircraft routinely transit international airspace throughout the Pacific, including the East China Sea.
One of the SU-30s flew upside down directly above the U.S. plane and both of the Chinese jets came within 150 feet of it, CNN reports.
“In 2013, China declared an air defense identification zone over much of the East China Sea and it requires foreign aircraft in the area to follow its orders,” NPR’s Anthony Kuhn reports.
The U.S. aircraft, a WC-135 Constant Phoenix, is used by the Air Force to detect atmospheric traces of nuclear explosions.

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