Chinese jet conducts ‘aggressive’ maneuver in front of U.S. surveillance plane

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(Worthy News) – A Chinese fighter jet buzzed an Air Force surveillance aircraft last week in what officials said was an “unnecessarily aggressive maneuver” over the South China Sea.

On Friday, the pilot of a Chinese J-16 “Flanker” fighter jet flew directly in front of the nose of a USAF RC-135 “Rivet Joint” reconnaissance plane, forcing the U.S. aircraft to fly through its wake turbulence.

“The RC-135 was conducting safe and routine operations over the South China Sea in international airspace, in accordance with international law,” officials with U.S. Indo-Pacific Command said Tuesday. [ Source: Washington Times (Read More…) ]

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