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Chinese jets intercept US radiation-sniffing plane in East China sea: WH

The WC-135 crew characterised the intercept as unprofessional

AP/PTI  |  Beijing 

China denied US accusations that its jets conducted an unprofessional intercept of an American radiation-sniffing surveillance plane in the East China Sea and urged Washington to stop such activities. The two Chinese SU-30 jets on Wednesday approached a WC- 135 Constant Phoenix aircraft a modified Boeing C-135 conducting a routine mission in international airspace in accordance with international law, Pacific Air Forces spokeswoman Lt Col Lori Hodge said in a statement. The WC-135 crew characterised the intercept as unprofessional "due to the manoeuvres by the Chinese pilot, as ...

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First Published: Sat, May 20 2017. 10:01 IST
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