Chinese jets intercept US surveillance plane: US officials

A J-10 fighter jet of the Chinese military.
A J-10 fighter jet of the Chinese military.Xinhua

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Two Chinese fighter jets intercepted a US Navy surveillance plane over the East China Sea over the weekend, with one coming within about 300 feet (91 meters) of the American aircraft, two US officials told Reuters on Monday (July 24).

The officials, speaking on the condition of anonymity, said initial reports showed one of the Chinese J-10 aircraft came close to the US EP-3 plane on Sunday, causing the American aircraft to change direction.

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