Chinese Interception of U.S. “Sniffer” Plane

From NBC News.

‘Unprofessional’: Chinese Fighter Jets Intercept U.S. Plane

Hans Nichols and Courtney Kube and Alex Johnson

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.”

http://www.msn.com/en-us/news/world/unprofessional-chinese-fighter-jets-intercept-us-plane/ar-BBBhD9y?OCID=ansmsnnews11

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