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Two Chinese jets fighters conducted an “unprofessional” intercept of US aircraft over the East China Sea, according to military sources. The ‘nuclear sniffer’ plane was sent to monitor radiation levels in the area, in accordance with international law, and regularly completes missions in North East
Two Chinese jets fighters conducted an “unprofessional” intercept of US aircraft over the East China Sea, according to military sources.
The ‘nuclear sniffer’ plane was sent to monitor radiation levels in the area, in accordance with international law, and regularly completes missions in North East Asia, according to Air Force spokesperson Lieutenant Colonel Lori Hodge.
In the past, the planes have been used to gather evidence of possible nuclear tests by North Korea.
On Wednesday, the two Chinese jets came within 150 feet of the sniffer plane, according to US Air Force, and one flew upside down directly above the American plane.
“While we are still investigating the incident, initial reports from the US air crew characterised the intercept as unprofessional, ” Lieutenant Colonel Hodge told CNN .

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