Chinese jet made 'unsafe' intercept of U.S. spy plane - U.S. defence officials | Reuters

WASHINGTON A Chinese fighter jet carried out an "unsafe" intercept of a U.S. spy plane in international airspace over the East China Sea, two U.S. defence officials said on Tuesday.

The intercept involved a Chinese J-10 fighter plane and a U.S. Air Force RC-135 reconnaissance plane, the officials said.

The officials said the air crew deemed the encounter to be "unsafe" because of the "high rate of speed" at which the Chinese jet was travelling.

(Reporting by Idrees Ali; Editing by James Dalgleish)

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Updated Date: Jun 08, 2016 04:15 AM

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