Pentagon says US, Chinese air encounter unintentional
February 10, 2017
Updated: February 10, 2017 7:21pm
Photo: Mark Schiefelbein, AP
FILE – In this Sept. 3, 2015 file photo, a KJ-200 airborne early warning and control plane, left, a Y-8J radar plane, center, and a Y-9JB radar plane, right, fly in formation during a parade commemorating the 70th anniversary of Japan’s surrender during World War II in Beijing. The U.S. Pacific Command says a Chinese aircraft and a U.S. Navy patrol plane had an “unsafe” encounter over the South China Sea this week, raising concerns. Pacific Command spokesman Robert Shuford said Friday, Feb. 10, 2017, that the “interaction” between a Chinese KJ-200 early warning aircraft and a U.S. Navy P-3C plane took place on Wednesday, Feb. 8, in international airspace over the waters.
FILE – In this Sept. 3, 2015 file photo, a KJ-200 airborne early…
BEIJING (AP) — The Pentagon said a close encounter between a Chinese early warning aircraft and a U.S. Navy patrol plane over the South China Sea appeared to be unintentional and both pilots maintained professional radio contact, in the first such incident known to have taken place under President Donald Trump’s administration.
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