The US has stated a Chinese language fighter pilot carried out an “unnecessarily aggressive” manoeuvre throughout an intercept over the South China Sea.
In an announcement, the US navy command accountable for the Indo-Pacific stated the Chinese language J-16 plane carried out the manoeuvre final week and compelled the US RC-135 airplane to fly by its wake turbulence.
Wake turbulence is the disturbance within the ambiance attributable to an plane because it passes by the air, much like the wake of a ship travelling by water.
Such intercepts occur often.
In December, a Chinese military plane came within metres of a US Air Force aircraft and compelled it to take evasive motion to keep away from a collision in worldwide airspace.